un·​ac·​knowl·​edged ˌən-ik-ˈnä-lijd How to pronounce unacknowledged (audio)
: 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 Those unacknowledged values often prioritize short-term profits and efficiency, of course. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2024 The legal definition of plagiarism is broad and ambiguous, and boils down to unacknowledged copying. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 9 Mar. 2024 Despite not airing in the '90s, this season 6 episode of Dawson's Creek — a series that debuted in 1998 — is too good to go unacknowledged. Maria Yagoda, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2023 Men turn up in just a tiny handful — a 2010 series on the Christian origin story of Adam and Eve — but only to clarify the structural foundations of routine, often unacknowledged chauvinism. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 One largely unacknowledged explanation: An unprecedented era of rock-bottom interest rates has abruptly ended. David Streitfeld, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2023 But those incidents have often gone unacknowledged. Rachel Hatzipanagos, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 Yet despite being shortlisted for an Oscar nod, Hisaishi went unacknowledged by the Academy Awards again. Vulture, 24 Jan. 2024 Your sacrifices go unacknowledged or unappreciated. USA TODAY, 4 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unacknowledged was in 1583

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“Unacknowledged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unacknowledged. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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