Adjective "unreturned" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not reciprocated or responded to.
  1. 'Apologies to all who have sent us nice messages over the past few months that have gone unreturned.'
  2. 'Virgil turned red, and murmured, ‘Yes I do, but I live everyday with the punishment of the unreturned feeling.’'
  3. 'Repeated telephone calls to the office of the Taoiseach and Junior Public Enterprise Minister, Joe Jacob yesterday in a bid to clarify the Government's position went unreturned, Mr Walsh said.'
  4. 'This morning I broke my streak of unreturned emails and unanswered phone calls by actually managing to land an interview with a headhunter.'
  5. 'So far it just a lot of unreturned phone calls, unresponsive board members and disorganized NGOs trying to get me to do their job for them.'
  6. 'I have a hundred DVDs that I bought and haven't had time to watch, close to 1,800 unreturned e-mails, and a pile of mail on my desk that I haven't opened since before I left for Prague.'
  7. 'He chuckled a bit, cleared his throat when the chuckle went unreturned, and concluded, ‘But don't you worry none - we took care of 'em for ya.’'
  8. 'She still loved him but she had dealt with unreturned love before.'
  9. 'During the earlier part of a band's career, this is a hard slog, with lots of frustrating phone calls and unreturned messages.'
  10. 'The reporter smiled, satisfied with the answer and while she could have gone further in probing Josselin Lange about her unreturned feelings for Luca Isaacs, she decided that she had more than enough truth to build rumor over.'


1. to go or come back, as to a former place, position, or state: to return from abroad; to return to public office; to return to work.

2. to revert to a former owner: The money I gave him returns to me in the event of his death.

3. to revert or recur, as in thought, discourse, etc.: He returned to his story.

4. to make a reply or retort: She returned with a witty sally. verb (used with object)

5. to put, bring, take, give, or send back to the original p

More examples(as adjective)

"properties can be unreturned."

"mornings can be unreturned."