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Synonyms for unwritten
ʌnˈrɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwritten(adj)

    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

    oral, spontaneous, ad-lib

    written, scripted, statute(p), codified

  2. oral, unwritten(adj)

    using speech rather than writing

    "an oral tradition"; "an oral agreement"

    oral, ad-lib, spontaneous

    written, codified, scripted, statute(p)

  3. ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten(adj)

    said or done without having been planned or written in advance

    "he made a few ad-lib remarks"

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

    codified, written, statute(p), scripted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwritten(a.)

    oral, traditional

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  1. unwritten(a)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    non-written, non-print, tacit

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  1. 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.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The best chapter in your book of life is always the one that's not written yet. Start writing it right away, with your own words and not the ones that get dictated to you by others. You're the only one who can fill those unwritten pages with enthusiasm, passion and dedication. So, take charge of your book of life, and don't ever rely on others who would be least interested in making it either exciting or outstanding. You're the Creator and the Master of your Destiny!

  3. Ariana Kukors:

    I never thought I would share my story because, in so many ways, just surviving was enough, i was able to leave a horrible monster and build a life I could have never imagined for myself. But in time, I've realized that stories like my own are too important to go unwritten.

  4. William McRaven:

    It was a difficult decision... to announce that I was voting. Obviously, you know, as a senior retired military officer these are challenging times and there's a little bit of an unwritten rule that senior officers don't come out and endorse a candidate.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love is such an unwritten and unannounced tax that one pays in every minute, hour, day, week, month, and year; even entire of its life in various forms.

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