unanswered


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unanswered

(ʌnˈɑːnsəd)
adj
not answered or replied to: many unanswered questions.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unanswered - not returned in kindunanswered - not returned in kind; "unrequited (unanswered) love"
nonreciprocal - not reciprocal
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unanswered

adjective unresolved, open, unsettled, undecided, disputed, in doubt, vexed, up in the air Some of the most important questions remain unanswered.
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Translations

unanswered

[ˈʌnˈɑːnsəd] ADJ [question] → incontestado, sin contestar; [letter] → sin contestar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

unanswered

[ʌnˈɑːnsərd] adj [question, letter] → sans réponse
to remain unanswered → rester sans réponse
Key questions remain unanswered → Des questions clés restent sans réponse.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unanswered

adjunbeantwortet; to be left unansweredunbeantwortet bleiben
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unanswered

[ʌnˈɑːnsəd] adj (question, letter) → senza risposta; (criticism) → non contestato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

unanswered

a. por contestar, no contestado-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Can't I live without him?" And leaving unanswered the question how she was going to live without him, she fell to reading the signs on the shops.
There is, however, I said, a previous question which remains unanswered.
Long did it proceed unanswered, till the knolling of a bell stole in among the intervals of her words, like a clang that had travelled far over valley and rising ground, and was just ready to die in the air.
But even admitting as correct all the cunningly devised arguments with which these histories are filled- admitting that nations are governed by some undefined force called an idea- history's essential question still remains unanswered, and to the former power of monarchs and to the influence of advisers and other people introduced by the universal historians, another, newer force- the idea- is added, the connection of which with the masses needs explanation.
At all events--the letter, though unanswered, was not torn up.
He had left Miss Garth's question on that point unanswered. In the name of wonder, who was he?
"My little suggestion," Thomson reminded her, "remains unanswered."
"Then why do you love me?" he questioned, enthralled after the manner of all lovers in the everlasting query that for ever has remained unanswered.
He left the question unanswered. He sighed bitterly to himself.
Such a conclusion could not pass unanswered by Mrs.
My question remained so long unanswered, that I thought the old man had grown deaf, and repeated it louder.
He had done, and was unanswered. It would have surprised Anne if Louisa could have readily answered such a speech: words of such interest, spoken with such serious warmth!