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.
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How to use unread in a sentence
If your digital devices are pinging you nonstop with calendar reminders and your apps are rife with unread notifications, it’s important to know that you can take control of your daily schedule without adding to your screen time.
Notifications ping you at all hours of the day, stacks of unread messages build up until they aren’t worth the effort to catch up on, and important information gets lost in the stream.
Press and hold on a book cover to access Read now, View Details, Add to collection, Mark as unread, Mark as finished, and Remove options.7 fun features that you need to try on your Kobo e-reader | John Kennedy | July 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
It’s nice when you find an interesting story online and save it for later—were it not for the fact that those unread articles have been accumulating in a seemingly endless row of tightly packed tabs.Google Chrome’s Reading list will help you finally close some of those tabs | Sandra Gutierrez | June 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
Select or open any email in your browser, and you’ll see the Add to tasks icon at the top of the screen among the options that let you trash a message or mark it as unread.I used Google Tasks to turn my Gmail inbox into a to-do list, and now nobody can stop me | John Kennedy | June 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
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 | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Robin Sloan | September 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Emails sent to Assange are now returned unread because of a "technical failure" by his email server.
The Fleet Street tabloids, which do not go unread at the Palace, treated this White House gaffe as practically an act of war.
Well, if you write any more letters, we shall burn them unread, so it is no use to trouble us; and we will pay when we choose.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
You mean to say you read that letter which he had kept unopened and unread for five long years?You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
He saw the flames lick up and curl possessively around the unread article.Time Enough at Last | Lyn Venable
Thinking it a matter of no importance, he thrust it into his pocket unread, and thus he and his men fell into Washington's hands.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
Yes; in that moment of vexation, with that unread evening paper before him, he actually called it her baby.Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for unread
(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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