1. Not mourned or wept for: the unwept dead.
2. Not yet shed: unwept tears.
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1. not wept for or lamented
2. rare (of tears) not shed
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1. not wept for; unmourned: an unwept loss.
2. not wept or shed, as tears.
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References in classic literature ?
Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion.
The pride and obstinacy of millers and other insignificant people, whom you pass unnoticingly on the road every day, have their tragedy too; but it is of that unwept, hidden sort that goes on from generation to generation, and leaves no record,--such tragedy, perhaps, as lies in the conflicts of young souls, hungry for joy, under a lot made suddenly hard to them, under the dreariness of a home where the morning brings no promise with it, and where the unexpectant discontent of worn and disappointed parents weighs on the children like a damp, thick air, in which all the functions of life are depressed; or such tragedy as lies in the slow or sudden death that follows on a bruised passion, though it may be a death that finds only a parish funeral.
It was but a few days after the poor mother had gone to her lonely burying- place; and was laid, unwept and disregarded, in a vault full of strangers.
But the unwept death which, to the general lot, seemed as trivial as the summer-shed leaf, was charged with the force of destiny to certain human lives that we know of, shaping their joys and sorrows even to the end.
I knew I would go down to my grave unwept, unhonored and unsung."
Besides, the childhood of the day has kept, Against you come, some orient pearls unwept;
(So by report the royal edict runs) No man may bury him or make lament-- Must leave him tombless and unwept, a feast For kites to scent afar and swoop upon.
A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon the bed; and on it, plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this man.
The letter added that the national park, within a two kilometre distance of the highest water mark of Rawal Lake 'has disappeared in thin air, unsung and unwept.'
Children, women, men perished, unwept, unsung, for what?
The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung.
They languish in deep apathy and die unsung and unwept. We are living in a society where the 'haves' have an upper hand while the have-nots and their progeny suffer at the hands of the former.