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Synonyms for unwritten
ʌnˈrɪt nun·writ·ten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwrittenadjective

    based on custom rather than documentation

    "an unwritten law"; "rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence

    Synonyms:
    oral, spontaneous, ad-lib

    Antonyms:
    written, scripted, statute(p), codified

  2. oral, unwrittenadjective

    using speech rather than writing

    "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"

    Synonyms:
    oral, ad-lib, spontaneous

    Antonyms:
    written, codified, scripted, statute(p)

  3. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwrittenadjective

    said or done without having been planned or written in advance

    "he made a few ad-lib remarks"

    Synonyms:
    unrehearsed, ad-lib, oral, off-the-cuff, extemporaneous, extempore, self-generated, offhand, spontaneous, extemporary, impromptu, offhanded

    Antonyms:
    codified, written, statute(p), scripted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwrittenadjective

    Synonyms:
    oral, traditional

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unwrittenadjective

    Synonyms:
    traditional

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unwritten":

    non-written, non-print, tacit

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1950oral
#13632spontaneous
#35079unwritten
#35713tacit
#37257impromptu
#74451offhand
#128118extemporaneous
#212713unrehearsed
#263939extempore

How to use unwritten in a sentence?

  1. President Obama:

    There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done in off years, that’s not in the constitutional text.

  2. Sanita Belgrave:

    I’m learning more that some of life lessons are well hidden, but I’m reporting today to SEEK the value of the unwritten.

  3. Thomas Nybo:

    This region is no stranger to earthquakes, a lot of people had the same feeling : This is a tremor, it passed. When that wasn't the case, they were in uncharted territory... It's basically an unwritten book.

  4. Nadine Gordimer:

    Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.

  5. Jack Kim:

    It meant for chaebol cases like this, the ruling would be three year jail sentence suspended for five years: that was the unwritten code, this case is important in that the code has been broken.


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