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un·told

 (ŭn-tōld′)
adj.
1. Not told or revealed: untold secrets.
2. Beyond description or enumeration: untold suffering.
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untold

(ʌnˈtəʊld)
adj
1. incapable of description or expression: untold suffering.
2. incalculably great in number or quantity: untold thousands.
3. not told
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un•told

(ʌnˈtoʊld)

adj.
1. not told; not related; not revealed.
2. not numbered or enumerated; uncounted.
3. incalculable.
[before 1000]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untold - of an incalculable amountuntold - of an incalculable amount; "untold suffering"
much - (quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent; "not much rain"; "much affection"; "much grain is in storage"
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untold

adjective
1. indescribable, unthinkable, unimaginable, unspeakable, undreamed of, unutterable, inexpressible This might do untold damage to her health.
2. countless, incalculable, innumerable, myriad, numberless, uncounted, uncountable, unnumbered, measureless the glittering prospect of untold riches
3. undisclosed, unknown, unrevealed, private, secret, hidden, unrelated, unpublished, unrecounted the untold story of children's suffering
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Translations

untold

[ˈʌnˈtəʊld] ADJ
1. (= not recounted) [story] → nunca contado; [secret] → nunca revelado
2. (= indescribable, incalculable) [suffering] → indecible; [loss, wealth etc] → incalculable, fabuloso
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untold

[ˌʌnˈtəʊld] adj
(= terrible) [suffering, misery, damage] → innombrable
(= enormous, countless) [riches, wealth, millions, quantities, numbers] → incalculable
(= not told) [story] → jamais raconté(e); [secret] → jamais révélé(e)
the untold story → l'histoire jamais racontée
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untold

adj storynicht erzählt, nicht berichtet; secretungelüftet; wealthunermesslich; agony, delightsunsäglich; damage, sufferingunsäglich, unermesslich; stars etcungezählt, unzählig, zahllos; losses, varietiesunzählig; this story is better left untoldüber diese Geschichte schweigt man besser; he died with his secret still untolder nahm sein Geheimnis mit ins Grab; untold thousandsunzählig viele; to remain untoldim Dunkeln bleiben
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untold

[ʌnˈtəʊld] adj (loss, wealth) → incalcolabile; (misery) → indicibile, indescrivibile; (story, secret) → mai rivelato/a
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References in classic literature ?
And when I bade the dream Upon thy spirit flee, Thy violet eyes to me Upturned, did overflowing seem With the deep, untold delight Of Love's serenity; Thy classic brow, like lilies white And pale as the Imperial Night Upon her throne, with stars bedight, Enthralled my soul to thee!
(she asked herself) anything to do with the untold end of the story?
Where unrecorded names and navies rust, and untold hopes and anchors rot; where in her murderous hold this frigate earth is ballasted with bones of millions of the drowned; there, in that awful water-land, there was thy most familiar home.
But the "Odyssey" itself left much untold: what, for example, happened in Ithaca after the slaying of the suitors, and what was the ultimate fate of Odysseus?
The sword in his hand remains as sharp as ever upon both its edges; and he may well go on playing his royal game of quoits with hurricanes, tossing them over from the continent of republics to the continent of kingdoms, in the assurance that both the new republics and the old kingdoms, the heat of fire and the strength of iron, with the untold generations of audacious men, shall crumble to dust at the steps of his throne, and pass away, and be forgotten before his own rule comes to an end.
As one charged toward his truck, he would drive fearfully upon a sidewalk, threatening untold people with annihilation.
The sights he had seen there, with brief snatches of food and sleep by intervals, shall remain untold. The mad joy over the prisoners who were saved, had astounded him scarcely less than the mad ferocity against those who were cut to pieces.
For untold ages, oppressed by protean fear, I am aware of wandering, endlessly wandering, through a dank and soggy wilderness, where poisonous snakes struck at us, and animals roared around us, and the mud quaked under us and sucked at our heels.
The hands of some called for kingship and irresponsible and numerated power; other hands called for ambition, for wealth in untold sums, for disgrace and shame, or for women and wine.
Also in countries where I have been there are many marvels that I speak not of, for it were too long a tale." And also, he thought, it was as well to leave something untold "so that other men that go thither may find enough for to say that I have not told," which was very kind of him.
They encountered a plague of butterflies, and for days drove through untold millions of the fluttering beauties that covered the road with uniform velvet-brown.
Among these correspondents are several daughters of general officers, long accustomed to every luxury of life (except spelling), who little thought, when their gallant fathers waged war in the Peninsula, that they would ever have to appeal to those whom Providence, in its inscrutable wisdom, has blessed with untold gold, and from among whom they select the name of Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire, for a maiden effort in this wise, understanding that he has such a heart as never was.