[ uhn-wept ]

  1. not wept for; unmourned: an unwept loss.

  2. not wept or shed, as tears.

Origin of unwept

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + wept

Words Nearby unwept

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How to use unwept in a sentence

  • A mist of cold and muffling grey Falls, fold by fold, on another day That dies unwept.

    The Burning Wheel | Aldous Huxley
  • Years passed and Donovan Ryan went down to a drunkard's grave unwept and unhonoured.

    For John's Sake | Annie Frances Perram
  • An implicit confidence in enemies like these was one of the amiable "crimes" for which "Sarmatia fell unwept."

  • If my father's friend has died in misery, unpitied and unwept, forsaken by all, do I not share the guilt of ingratitude?

    Cord and Creese | James de Mille
  • The martyr who discovered that virtue is its own reward, died unwept, unhonoured, unsung.

    The Paliser case | Edgar Saltus

British Dictionary definitions for unwept


/ (ʌnˈwɛpt) /

  1. not wept for or lamented

  2. rare (of tears) not shed

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