un·​ac·​knowl·​edged | \ ˌən-ik-ˈnä-lijd How to pronounce unacknowledged (audio) , -ak- \

Definition of unacknowledged

: not generally recognized, accepted, or admitted : not acknowledged His involvement in the cover-up has remained unacknowledged. Her efforts should not go unacknowledged. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Examples of unacknowledged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Juneteenth is a holiday that has gone unacknowledged for centuries by mainstream society, but holds special significance in the African-American community. Vanessa Wilkins, Travel + Leisure, "Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth This Year (Video)," 17 June 2020 The pre-feminism moment of this novel, however, intersects in interesting ways with more timeless landscapes, underscoring the ways in which the horrors of the #metoo movement have always existed and went unacknowledged and unchecked for so long. Yvette Benavides, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Rediscovered novel ‘The Duchess of Angus’ a snapshot of World War II-era San Antonio," 4 June 2020 Without a doubt, being unacknowledged has cost the territory during its crucial early years. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "How a DIY nation has made it this far," 26 May 2020 Yes, these are all terms for work can be overlooked, unacknowledged, and uncompensated. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Moms Do More Invisible Labor, But It’s Possible to Lighten the Load," 6 Apr. 2020 Their relationship serves as a Rorschach test for Melchor’s narrators, whose actions reveal not only the details of the crime but the fears, resentments and unacknowledged lusts that condense around it like a distorting mist. Julian Lucas, New York Times, "A Mexican Novel Conjures a Violent World Tinged With Beauty," 31 Mar. 2020 But economists say the tariffs are causing damage unacknowledged by the administration, with slowing growth in China and an economic downturn in Germany, a big exporter to China, becoming apparent this week. New York Times, "Economic Trouble Signs Hang Over Trump’s Trade War," 15 Aug. 2019 So nearly eighty years later, we are still stuck in Marshall’s world, with Marshall himself the unacknowledged architect of all that was to follow. Andrew J. Bacevich, Harper's magazine, "The Old Normal," 2 Mar. 2020 Right now, that emphasis also resonates with the current government’s sense of unacknowledged Polish victimization; in 2018 it criminalized assertions of Polish collaboration or participation in the Holocaust, backpedaling only after protests. Edward Rothstein, WSJ, "Auschwitz 75 Years After Liberation," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of unacknowledged

1583, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2020

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“Unacknowledged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unacknowledged. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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: not recognized, accepted, or admitted : not acknowledged

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