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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Lin said a friend told him he had found all references to Taiwan changed to 'Chinese Taipei,' with even completely apolitical terms like 'Taiwan Island' and 'Taiwan Strait' being revised to the previously unheard-of 'Chinese Taipei Island' and 'Chinese Taipei Strait.'
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