unresolved

The word unresolved may describe an argument that has not been solved, a question that remains unanswered, or a decision that has not been made — like the title of "Checkers Champion" after a tie game.

The word unresolved is used for a situation that lacks a resolution, or ending. It can also describe unaddressed emotions, such as anger or sadness, as in the unresolved issues you have toward your hamster ever since it bit your finger. The word unresolved can also be used to describe musical dissonance — if you hear a chord in a symphony that makes you think the song isn’t over, the chord is probably unresolved.

Primary Meanings of unresolved

1.
adj
not solved
2.
adj
characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
Full Definitions of unresolved
1

adj not solved

“many problems remain unresolved
Synonyms:
unsolved
Antonyms:
resolved, solved
explained or answered

adj not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought

Synonyms:
open, undecided, undetermined
unsettled
still in doubt
2

adj characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved

Synonyms:
dissonant
inharmonious, unharmonious
not in harmony

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