What does "unstated" mean and what is the thing that is "largely unstated" here?
"Until the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence the ever-closer union of England and Scotland as allied elements of Great Britain seemed natural, the benefits to both parties self-evident, and therefore largely unstated."
- xyzzyLv 72 weeks ago
Unstated means not having been articulated or uttered. Think of it as common knowledge, something "everybody knows" so it does not have to be spelled out.
- John PLv 72 weeks ago
'Unstated' in any context means 'everybody knows about it, but the subject is not often discussed in public or in the media because it is so 'obvious'.''
The 'largely unstated thing' is the benefit which the ever closer union would bring to Scotland and England in the context of Great Britain.
- STEVEN FLv 72 weeks ago
Unstated means not stated. In this context, if refers to something people don't actually talk about.