- not read, as a letter or newspaper.
- lacking in knowledge gained by reading; having read little or nothing: She was intelligent but unread.
- having little knowledge of a specific field: a brilliant chemist unread in biology.
Origin of unread
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Examples from the Web for unread
Hitchcock sends the script--unread--to Thom Mount and his superior, Ned Tanen.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Maybe you're like I was: you know it's a classic, and yet there your copy sits, unread, gathering dust like Arrakis itself.Robin Sloan’s Book Bag: Five Science Fiction Books That Matter
September 24, 2013
These might readily have been consigned to the depths of the wastebasket unopened, unread.The Film of Fear
She took it and held it unread, looking at him with dark tragic eyes.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
The evening paper, as yet unread, lay on the sofa beside her.Athalie
Robert W. Chambers
Her Ladyship sat with an unread book on her knees gazing into nothingness.Colorado Jim</p>
The topic is so interesting that the unread paragraph has to wait.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
- (of a book, newspaper, etc) not yet read
- (of a person) having read little
- (postpositive foll by in) not versed (in a specified field)
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