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unread

[uhn-red] /ʌnˈrɛd/
adjective
1.
not read, as a letter or newspaper.
2.
lacking in knowledge gained by reading; having read little or nothing:
She was intelligent but unread.
3.
having little knowledge of a specific field:
a brilliant chemist unread in biology.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English unred. See un-1, read2
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Examples from the web for unread
  • Found your article by cleaning up my own pile of unread magazines.
  • The carrier picked up the unread newspapers each morning and took them to the university recycling center.
  • The ability to mark e-mail as read or unread, and to flag it as important.
  • Additionally, you can choose whether these bookmarks appear as read or unread.
  • The second section describes social encounters during which it becomes essential to talk about unread books.
  • As a result, it is almost universally unread by real-world managers.
  • For years the in-boxes of all office workers have been overflowing with unread e-mails.
  • Other copies of the paper were found in other collections in the same uncut, unread condition.
  • He pushed aside the things on the kitchen table, the piles of mail, the unread library books.
  • By default, only unread and flagged messages are displayed.
British Dictionary definitions for unread

unread

/ʌnˈrɛd/
adjective
1.
(of a book, newspaper, etc) not yet read
2.
(of a person) having read little
3.
(postpositive) foll by in. not versed (in a specified field)
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