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
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Related Words for unexpressed

implicit, implied, inarticulate, tacit, unspoken

Examples from the Web for unexpressed

Historical Examples of unexpressed

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for unexpressed



not expressed or said
understood without being expressed
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