Definition of untold in English:


Line breaks: un¦told
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtəʊld


1 [attributive] Too much or too many to be counted or measured: thieves caused untold damage
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  • In the hands of the untrained and unwary it can cause untold damage to your wealth.
  • It does untold damage to the numerous pelagic seabirds indigenous to the area: murres, puffins and gannets.
  • Vandals are unwittingly causing untold damage to wildlife habitat in Savernake Forest, says a forester.
countless, innumerable, unlimited, endless, limitless, numberless, an infinite number of, an incalculable number of, more than one can count, too many to be counted, without number, uncountable, uncounted;
numerous, many, multiple, manifold, legion
informal more … than one can shake a stick at
rare unnumbered, unnumberable, innumerous, unsummed
2(Of a story or event) not narrated or recounted: no event, however boring, is left untold
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  • Sometimes, stark images can speak for themselves and even narrate untold stories.
  • We believe we have the untold story of the election.
  • There are a million untold stories like this one that say he's done quite enough already.
unreported, unrecounted, unrelated, unrevealed, undisclosed, undivulged, unpublished, secret, suppressed, unnarrated, unmentioned, unstated, unspoken


Old English unteald 'not counted' (see un-1, told).

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