Definition of unread in English:


Line breaks: un¦read
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈrɛd


  • 1(Of a book or document) not read.
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    • But to me, a cookbook unused is like an unread book in that it's not fulfilling it's potential.
    • He gazed out the window, an unread book resting on his lap.
    • Curiosity filling his mind, he opened the new, unread book.
  • 2 archaic (Of a person) not well read.
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    • I am not a political person, I cannot argue politics as I am unread.
    • The second is that their films are about the uneducated, unread, unWesternised and rural-based poor.
    • The reader will feel unread, uneducated, utterly exasperated with him or herself for missing the reference entirely.

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