unavowed


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unavowed

(ˌʌnəˈvaʊd)
adj
not openly admitted or acknowledged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unavowed - not openly expressedunavowed - not openly expressed; "a sneaking suspicion"
concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"
2.unavowed - not affirmed or mentioned or declaredunavowed - not affirmed or mentioned or declared
undeclared - not announced or openly acknowledged; "fighting an undeclared war"
3.unavowed - not openly made knownunavowed - not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"
unacknowledged - not recognized or admitted
References in classic literature ?
There was a roomful of old books at Bly--last-century fiction, some of it, which, to the extent of a distinctly deprecated renown, but never to so much as that of a stray specimen, had reached the sequestered home and appealed to the unavowed curiosity of my youth.
Cumnor had a theory that she had been a governess in some family in which the poet visited and that, in consequence of her position, there was from the first something unavowed, or rather something positively clandestine, in their relations.
The loss of truth is not an unavowed loss of the kind which promotes a melancholic subjectivity; we are well-versed in this postmodern condition, and it is often playful, polemical and a fact of these narratives.
Moreover, no country in the world has the desire, even unavowed, to invade the United States.
Its best score in other polls has been 4 per cent, but pollsters say it may have higher unavowed support.
This is the kind of detail Roland Barthes describes as a 'reality effect': 'that unavowed verisimilitude which forms the aesthetic of all the standard works of modernity'.
One consequence is that policies can be unavowed, even if they are not (or cannot be) fully concealed.
She had been written off in some quarters as making up the number - not only is she not a Welsh-speaker, but her brand of unavowed Valleys socialism isn't everybody in the party's cup of tea.
Stevenson (international history, London School of Economics, UK) researched the "commanders' and statesmen's unavowed concerns" as evidenced in archival sources, as well as the voluminous investigation and analysis produced by the parties themselves in the aftermath.
Berger's works changed the very lay of the land: in effect, he "relativized the relativizers," exposing and undercutting the privileged status secular intellectuals had given to philosophical naturalism as a premise--a frequently covert or unavowed premise.
I'm an unavowed hatchback fan and when it comes to combining versatility with luxury the A7 offers an excellent combination.
As Harris writes, "Many dishes that had been African American food became known as Southern food, the African origins of the food that typifies the region being unavowed .