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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsolved, unresolvedadjective

    not solved

    "many crimes remain unsolved"; "many problems remain unresolved"

  2. open, undecided, undetermined, unresolvedadjective

    not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought

    "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined"

  3. unresolved, dissonantadjective

    characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved


  1. unresolvedadjective

    not resolved

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unresolvedadjective

    On the western coast
    Rideth a puissant navy: to our shores
    Throng many doubtful, hollow-hearted friends,
    Unarm’d, and unresolv’d to beat them back. William Shakespeare.

    Turnus, unresolv’d of flight,
    Moves tardy back, and just recedes from fight. Dryden.

    I do not so magnify this method, to think it will perfectly clear every hard place, and leave no doubt unresolved. John Locke.


  1. unresolved

    Unresolved refers to something that has not been determined, settled, answered, addressed or handled, typically pertaining to a problem, issue, conflict, or question. It can also mean something that lacks clarity or definition. It generally denotes an ongoing, lingering situation that lacks closure, solution or resolution.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unresolved

    un-rē-zolvd′, adj. not resolved: not separated into its constituent parts.—adj. Unresol′vable, incapable of being resolved.—v.i. Unresolve′, to change a resolution.—n. Unresol′vedness, state of being unresolved or undetermined.—adj. Unresol′ving.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unresolved in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unresolved in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unresolved in a Sentence

  1. Justin Biebers:

    It was like I had all this success and it was still like : I'm still sad, and I'm still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues. And I thought all the success was going to make everything good. And so for me, the drugs were a numbing agent to just continue to get through.

  2. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves ... Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point it, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

  3. Marco Vailati:

    Companies must deliver on the earnings front, the Greek crisis is still unresolved and there is political instability in Spain. Against this uncertain backdrop, investors should be opportunistic and seek to buy on the dips and sell during the moments of euphoria.

  4. Annette March-Grier:

    Unresolved grief can cause people to go through life severely wounded, our goal is to help people understand that grief does not have to destroy them.

  5. The KRG:

    This is a partial award that does not finally determine all issues in the arbitration, and leaves many issues unresolved.

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