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un·spo·ken

 (ŭn-spō′kən)
v.
Past participle of unspeak.
adj.
1. Not uttered or expressed: bristling with unspoken resentment.
2. Understood without the need for words: an unspoken pact.
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unspoken

(ʌnˈspəʊkən)
adj
1. understood without needing to be spoken; tacit
2. not uttered aloud
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un•spo•ken

(ʌnˈspoʊ kən)

adj.
implied or understood without being spoken or uttered: unspoken truths.
[1325–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unspoken - expressed without speech; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"
2.unspoken - not made explicitunspoken - not made explicit; "the unexpressed terms of the agreement"; "things left unsaid"; "some kind of unspoken agreement"; "his action is clear but his reason remains unstated"
implicit, inexplicit - implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn"
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unspoken

adjective
1. unsaid, silent, mute, wordless, voiceless, unuttered His face was expressionless, but Alex felt the unspoken criticism.
2. tacit, understood, assumed, implied, implicit, taken for granted, inferred, undeclared, unstated, unexpressed, not spelt out, left to the imagination, not put into words There had been an unspoken agreement between them.
tacit spoken, declared, explicit, stated, clear, expressed
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unspoken

adjective
1. Not voiced or expressed:
2. Conveyed indirectly without words or speech:
Idiom: taken for granted.
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Translations

unspoken

[ˈʌnˈspəʊkən] ADJtácito, sobreentendido
to leave sth unspokenno expresar algo, dejar de decir algo
to remain unspokendejarse sin decir
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unspoken

[ˌʌnˈspəʊkən] adj
(= unexpressed) [fear, criticism, desire] → inexprimé(e)
(= tacit) [agreement, approval, understanding] → tacite
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unspoken

adj words, thoughtsunausgesprochen; agreement, consentstillschweigend
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unspoken

[ʌnˈspəʊkn] adj (words) → non detto/a; (thoughts) → non espresso/a; (agreement, approval) → tacito/a
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References in classic literature ?
Only in the dance do I know how to speak the parable of the highest things:--and now hath my grandest parable remained unspoken in my limbs!
When the fourteen years which Nature permits Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, And the vet's unspoken prescription runs To lethal chambers or loaded guns, Then you will find--it's your own affair But .
'Neath the willows by the stream; Would the heart have kept unspoken Love that was its rarest dream!
In the morning she had regretted that she had spoken to her husband, and wished for nothing so much as that those words could be unspoken. And here this letter regarded them as unspoken, and gave her what she had wanted.
here, far water-locked; beyond all hum of human weal or woe; in these most candid and impartial seas; where to traditions no rocks furnish tablets; where for long Chinese ages, the billows have still rolled on speechless and unspoken to, as stars that shine upon the Niger's unknown source; here, too, life dies sunwards full of faith; but see!
She was fanciful, had all sorts of unspoken preferences, and was easily offended.
It should make the seamen of to- day humble in the secret of their hearts, and indomitable in their unspoken resolution.
The spoken word is silver but the unspoken is golden.
He answered his chief's unspoken question by a little shake of the head.
The young inventor understood the unspoken question.
That speechless tongue, those prisoned features, that heart so freighted with unspoken troubles, and that breast so oppressed with its piteous secret had been here.
And as though answering my unspoken thought, he wailed: