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

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Recent Examples on the Web The actions of drug regulators, like those of industrial polluters, are often freighted with unacknowledged externalities. Benjamin Mazer, The Atlantic, 13 July 2021 Unfortunately for us, and seemingly unacknowledged by Alberto and Cristina, our brand of Peronism hasn’t worked for the past 70 years. Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 3 July 2021 But most think the events of the past year, made visible by both the pandemic and the racial reckoning, cannot go unacknowledged in the office. Jessica Wolfrom, Washington Post, 18 June 2021 The group translates media reports from the Middle East in order to highlight anti-Semitism, conspiracy-mongering, and support for terrorism, which otherwise might go unacknowledged. James Harkin, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2021 What Mare and her contemporaries share with these predecessors is the unacknowledged insiderhood of their gender, which has changed over time but never disappeared. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 30 May 2021 But there’s another health crisis unfolding quietly alongside it, as one in five Americans provides the unpaid labor of caring for a loved one, their stress and pain going unacknowledged. Monica Potts, The New Republic, 22 Apr. 2021 The unacknowledged barrier to advancement and success in a career path, especially affecting women. Sheree Atcheson, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The nuclear facility — widely believed to be the seat of Israel’s unacknowledged nuclear weapons program — is located in the Negev Desert community of Dimona, south of the Dead Sea. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021

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1583, in the meaning defined above

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“Unacknowledged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unacknowledged. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unacknowledged

: not recognized, accepted, or admitted : not acknowledged


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