Interested in Language
does "unheard" refer to something that "will not be listen"? Or is the same as "unprecedented"?
Perhaps this will make it clearer: what I'm trying to say is "everybody will ignore your words", or "no one cares about your words". May I say "all your words were unheard"? Does it work?
If not, how can I say that? My sentence is "Your words will remain... ehm, not-heard".
Thanks in advance.
It can be used literally and metaphorically.
Literal: "His pleas for mercy went unheard by the attackers."
Metaphoric: "The government warnings went unheard by most people."
"Unheard of" means so unusual that it has never (or almost never) happened before.
"It was unheard of for a woman to join the police 200 years ago."