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avowed

[uh-voud]
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  1. acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy.
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Origin of avowed

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at avow, -ed2
Related formsa·vow·ed·ly [uh-vou-id-lee] /əˈvaʊ ɪd li/, adverba·vow·ed·ness, nounself-a·vowed, adjectiveun·a·vowed, adjective
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Related Words for unavowed

unidentified, unnamed, undisclosed, nameless, unsigned, incognito, pseudo, pseudonymous, secret, unspecified, X, innominate, unacknowledged, unattested, unavowed, unclaimed, uncredited, undesignated, whatchamacallit

Examples from the Web for unavowed

Historical Examples of unavowed

  • Yes, that indeed was his unavowed dream, the ambition he dared not confess to himself.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • Or did she mean that there was some cause, unavowed but not unimaginable, why she should desire them more?

    Dust

    Julian Hawthorne

  • Her pursuit of a man, unavowed, bold, is the story of the play.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

  • The unavowed desire implanted by nature enters into his conscience.

  • The extent of unavowed or unconscious scepticism far exceeds that which is openly avowed or consciously felt.