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[uhn-ik-sprest] /ˌʌn ɪkˈsprɛst/
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
1555-65; un-1 + express + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You said that your unexpressed thoughts, your unfulfilled destiny, hurt you.

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • unexpressed Will desired to find expression, to become manifest.

  • There was always an unsatisfied, unexpressed part of me that girded at the satisfied part.

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
  • Unless he can work off his unexpressed remnant, his limbs are not free.

    The Lost Art of Reading Gerald Stanley Lee
  • What could they possibly do but cling to their priest with a “blind and unexpressed faith”?

  • Among the many others the same forebodings were felt, but unexpressed.

    The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet
  • It was evident he was in the throes of unexpressed affection.

    Pirate Gold Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • He seemed always to know just what she was trying to say; he never missed the unexpressed.

    Lifted Masks Susan Glaspell
  • In the Beaminster camp itself there was an unexpressed disappointment.

    The Duchess of Wrexe Hugh Walpole
  • His own eagerness cooled before her unexpressed indifference.

    Thirty Howard Vincent O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for unexpressed


not expressed or said
understood without being expressed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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