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.

1425–75; late Middle English unred. See un-1, read2

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

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Example sentences
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.
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