- implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.
- not addressed (usually followed by to).
- not talking; silent.
Origin of unspoken
- to recant; unsay.
Origin of unspeak
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Related Wordsimplied, implicit, tacit, inarticulate, mute, silent, understood, unexpressed, unsaid, inferred, intimated, invoiced, unstated
Examples from the Web for unspoken
The unspoken question from his son and the thousands of other kids was, “Could it happen to you?”Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos
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The unspoken controversy surrounding Hall lies in that he is challenging the status quo, which is cherished in Texas.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent
October 27, 2014
She refused to participate in political bribery, which is the unspoken prerequisite backbone of this world.‘Housewife Tycoon’ Took On ‘Mad Men’ NYC Real Estate Market and Won
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Flagrant anti-Semitism fell out of favor and was replaced by a closeted, unspoken bigotry.Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero
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Every Woody Allen review begins with an unspoken disclaimer.
When this room had last been lighted, the parable of the Virgins of the Lamps was yet unspoken.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
And a second time he nodded acquiescence to his unspoken thought.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
"I don't understand this," said Greer, in answer to Madden's unspoken perplexity.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
A rattle of firearms far off on the other side of the river left it unspoken.The Law-Breakers
She paused, and Wrayson, without hesitation, answered her unspoken question.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- understood without needing to be spoken; tacit
- not uttered aloud
- an obsolete word for unsay
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Word Origin and History for unspoken
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