unheard-of


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un·heard-of

(ŭn-hûrd′ŭv′, -ŏv′)
adj.
1. Not previously known; unknown.
2. Without precedent; unparalleled.
3. Highly offensive; outrageous or brazen.

unheard-of

adj
1. previously unknown: an unheard-of actress.
2. without precedent: an unheard-of treatment.
3. highly offensive: unheard-of behaviour.

unheard′-of`



adj.
1. unprecedented: an unheard-of scientific advance.
2. outrageous: unheard-of extravagance.
3. not previously known: the debut of an unheard-of singer.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unheard-of - previously unknownunheard-of - previously unknown; "a first novel by an unheard of writer"; "developments on an unheard-of scale"
unknown - not known; "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"

unheard-of

adjective
1. unprecedented, inconceivable, undreamed of, new, novel, unique, unusual, unbelievable, singular, ground-breaking, never before encountered, unexampled In those days, it was unheard-of for a woman to work after marriage.
2. shocking, extreme, outrageous, offensive, unacceptable, unthinkable, disgraceful, preposterous, outlandish the unheard-of rate of a bottle of rum for $30
3. obscure, unknown, undiscovered, unfamiliar, little known, unsung, unremarked, unregarded an unheard-of comic waiting for his big break to come along

unheard-of

adjective
Not known or not widely known by name:
Translations

unheard-of

[ʌnˈhɜːdɒv] ADJ (= unprecedented) → inaudito; (= outrageous) → escandaloso

unheard-of

adj (= unknown)gänzlich unbekannt; (= unprecedented)einmalig, noch nicht da gewesen; (= outrageous)unerhört

unheard-of

[ʌnˈhɜːdɒv] adj (unprecedented) → inaudito/a, senza precedenti; (outrageous) → dell'altro mondo
References in classic literature ?
Not, indeed, that their weapons retained a higher degree of perfection than theirs, but that they exhibited unheard-of dimensions, and consequently attained hitherto unheard-of ranges.
All those who have perished on this mountain are awakening up to-day, as it were from a sleep, and are mounting their horses, and the whole population are gazing on this unheard-of wonder with joy and amazement.
The cabman looked helplessly about him with a bewildered, questioning gaze, as one to whom alone of all men this unheard-of and extraordinary thing had happened.
He often corrected, with a few clear words, the thousand conjectures advanced by members of the club as to lost and unheard-of travellers, pointing out the true probabilities, and seeming as if gifted with a sort of second sight, so often did events justify his predictions.
Felix soon learned that the treacherous Turk, for whom he and his family endured such unheard-of oppression, on discovering that his deliverer was thus reduced to poverty and ruin, became a traitor to good feeling and honour and had quitted Italy with his daughter, insultingly sending Felix a pittance of money to aid him, as he said, in some plan of future maintenance.
They are, Miss Eyre, though they absolutely require a new statute: unheard-of combinations of circumstances demand unheard-of rules.
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This is, after all, the epicentre of British snobbery, where unheard-of royals and minor aristocracy are given the best seats, and the only singing allowed is Cliff Richard torturing a trapped audience.
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Add more than a dash of romance when a girl invited to court as a guest falls under the prince's eye and you have a story of an evolving, forbidden relationship between a commoner and royalty with the threat of unheard-of war looming over everything.
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