unacknowledged

adjective
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 But the fifth anniversary of that formative moment went unacknowledged by the White House last week. Mike Memoli, NBC News, 22 Aug. 2022 Women, boys, and girls, many as young as twelve, were raped by MINUSTAH peacekeepers, some of whom left behind unacknowledged and destitute offspring. Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker, 5 July 2022 For those trying to recruit workers in Mexico, employers’ preference for TN employees over locals is a selling point, even if the influence of possible pay disparities goes unacknowledged. Lautaro Grinspan, ajc, 5 Aug. 2022 Israel conducts regular airstrikes — officially unacknowledged — against militia sites in Syria. Shira Rubin, Washington Post, 25 July 2022 That power was a central, yet singularly unacknowledged, element in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial, which wrapped up this month. Rhonda Garelick, New York Times, 16 June 2022 Photographer Samanta Helou Hernandez chronicled a street performance for KCET by artist Muxxxe, who with masked face and beaded gown honored the trans performers who frequently go unacknowledged by the entertainment industry. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2022 Their popularity and acclaim represented the aftereffects of a long-unacknowledged, and deeply rooted, German nationalist ideology. New York Times, 1 July 2022 From this specificity, the sonic resonance of it, the reader knows that their visit will involve some kind of unacknowledged disharmony. Idra Novey, The Atlantic, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unacknowledged

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unacknowledged was in 1583

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14 Sep 2022

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“Unacknowledged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unacknowledged. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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