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 Speaker found that the response did not attribute unavowed or false motives to Mr.
If John Ciardi's statement possibly disguises a certain smugness when he claims: 'I think, too, I should acknowledge a debt of borrowed courage to all other translators of Dante; without their failures I should never have attempted my own' (Ciardi, 1954: xi), Louis Biancolli, a writer and music critic who translated the Divine Comedy into blank verse in 1966, seems more at ease with the collaborative nature of this type of effort: To some degree, avowed or unavowed, all Dante translation--perhaps all translation of much-translated classics--is co-operative.
The scene gestures toward Fergus's hitherto unavowed same-sex attraction for Jody.
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.
It is simply--usually--an unavowed collaboration, for purposes that may not bear examination by moral or legal standards.
For the next six months Rosie struggled alone with the sense of guilt and confusion generated by the family's implicit, unvoiced, unavowed and denied reproaches.
Moreover, no country in the world has the desire, even unavowed, to invade the United States.
In radical contrast, Camhi's unavowed refusal to countenance the successful disarticulation of the phallus from the penis erases the woman's phallic identity in favour of a lack that has to be dissimulated, her misrepresentation of Riviere's patient--and of Riviere's logic--thereby effecting exactly that naturalisation of sexual difference that psychoanalytic feminism had intended to critique via the mechanisms of Lacanian thought.
Its best score in other polls has been 4 per cent, but pollsters say it may have higher unavowed support.
Rather, Zizek suggests, the aim of critique must be "to detect, in a given ideological edifice, the element which represents within it its own impossibility" (1989, page 143), to undertake a "symptomal reading" that seeks to "to discern the unavowed bias of the official text via its ruptures, blanks, and slips" (1997, page 10).