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[uhn-ik-sprest] /ˌʌn ɪkˈsprɛst/
not expressed; not indicated or communicated, as in words, intimations, or the like:
an unexpressed desire.
tacit; understood without explicit statement:
an unexpressed agreement.
Origin of unexpressed
First recorded in 1555-65; un-1 + express + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And immediately in the public mind crept an unexpressed question.

  • It was evident he was in the throes of unexpressed affection.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • How does so much heart, how does so much sweetness, all unexpressed, appear?

    The Children Alice Meynell
  • unexpressed Will desired to find expression, to become manifest.

  • But for her castles in Spain she must have burst with her unexpressed desires.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • Unless he can work off his unexpressed remnant, his limbs are not free.

    The Lost Art of Reading Gerald Stanley Lee
  • My desire to explore is intense but, it is useless to say, unexpressed in this instance.

    Wanderings in Ireland Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • Prayer is the soul's sincere desire, uttered or unexpressed.

    Gospel Doctrine Joseph F. Smith
  • Among the many others the same forebodings were felt, but unexpressed.

    The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet
  • He seemed always to know just what she was trying to say; he never missed the unexpressed.

    Lifted Masks Susan Glaspell
British Dictionary definitions for unexpressed


not expressed or said
understood without being expressed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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