unread


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un·read

 (ŭn-rĕd′)
adj.
1. Not read, studied, or perused: a book that is yet unread.
2.
a. Having read little; lacking in knowledge acquired by reading.
b. Not versed in a specified subject: unread in anthropology.

unread

(ʌnˈrɛd)
adj
1. (of a book, newspaper, etc) not yet read
2. (of a person) having read little
3. (foll by: in) not versed (in a specified field)

un•read

(ʌnˈrɛd)

adj.
1. not read, as a letter or newspaper.
2. lacking in knowledge gained by reading.
3. having little knowledge of a specific field.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unread - not informed through readingunread - not informed through reading; "he seems to have been wholly unread in political theory"- V.L.Parrington
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
Translations

unread

[ˈʌnˈred] ADJno leído
to leave sth unreaddejar algo sin leer

unread

[ˌʌnˈrɛd] adjqui n'a pas été lu(e)

unread

adj bookungelesen; personwenig belesen

unread

[ʌnˈrɛd] adjnon letto/a
a pile of unread magazines → una pila di riviste non lette
I returned the book unread → ho restituito il libro senza leggerlo
References in classic literature ?
It was my custom then to rise early, to read Latin authors,--thanks to Hebe, still unread. I used to light my fire and make tea for myself, till one rapturous morning I discovered that Hebe was fond of rising early too, and that she would like to light my fire and make my tea.
To be sure I often broke this rule, as people are apt to do with rules of the kind; it was not possible for a boy to wade through heavy articles relating to English politics and economics, but I do not think I left any paper upon a literary topic unread, and I did read enough politics, especially in Blackwood's, to be of Tory opinions; they were very fit opinions for a boy, and they did not exact of me any change in regard to the slavery question.
He put it unread into his pocket, and went back to Anne.
By thy advice the heavy, unread, folio lump, which long had dozed on the dusty shelf, piecemealed into numbers, runs nimbly through the nation.
Utterson ALONE, and in case of his predecease to be destroyed unread," so it was emphatically superscribed; and the lawyer dreaded to behold the contents.
So now, after all its adventures, having been found, we shall never know where, by a gentleman in the days of Queen Elizabeth, having lain on his bookshelves unknown and unread for a hundred years and more, having been nearly destroyed by fire, having been still further destroyed by neglect, Beowulf at last came to its own, and is now carefully treasured in a glass case in the British Museum, where any one who cared about it may go to look at it.
If I don't have that report back unread, you'll never leave New York."
Fairlie's writing which she had left unread, assisted in clearing up the uncertainties still left to perplex us.
Her head was resting on her hand, an unread book lay open on her lap.
Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless statue in the soul?
In her earnest meditations on the contents of the letter, on the depravity of that mind which could dictate it, and probably, on the very different mind of a very different person, who had no other connection whatever with the affair than what her heart gave him with every thing that passed, Elinor forgot the immediate distress of her sister, forgot that she had three letters on her lap yet unread, and so entirely forgot how long she had been in the room, that when on hearing a carriage drive up to the door, she went to the window to see who could be coming so unreasonably early, she was all astonishment to perceive Mrs.
Thus, all unread in philosophy, Daylight preempted for himself the position and vocation of a twentieth-century superman.