[ uhn-ik-sprest ]
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  1. not expressed; not indicated or communicated, as in words, intimations, or the like: an unexpressed desire.

  2. tacit; understood without explicit statement: an unexpressed agreement.

Origin of unexpressed

First recorded in 1555–65; un-1 + express + -ed2

Words Nearby unexpressed

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How to use unexpressed in a sentence

  • His accumulating doubts hitherto unexpressed, almost unacknowledged even, were now confirmed.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • Holy thoughts and affections unexpressed are sometimes like a fire shut up in the bones.

  • He groped for her unexpressed meaning, and seeing that he had not grasped it she clarified it to his masculine intelligence.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • After all I may say or write, it is still unexpressed, and far short of the living love which I carry in my heart.

  • The only trace the passing hour would leave with him would be an unexpressed antipathy for Hilda.

    Greifenstein | F. Marion Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for unexpressed


/ (ˌʌnɪkˈsprɛst) /

  1. not expressed or said

  2. understood without being expressed

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