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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As the murders continue, her unacknowledged provocations escalate. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019 There is a certain unacknowledged Welshness to The Holy Bible. Longreads, "Manic Street Preachers’ Album The Holy Bible," 25 June 2019 Even more significant is her denial—the unacknowledged bedrock of Pornography—that women, like anyone else, can be perverse. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, "Fighting for Her Life," 17 June 2019 Horror how-to At the most basic level, Los Espookys follows four friends who form a business in an undisclosed Latin-American country where occasional supernatural occurrences are an unacknowledged, normal part of daily life. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "HBO’s Los Espookys will make you want to be a horror technician, too," 14 June 2019 After the surgery, a previously unacknowledged addiction to pain killers led to depression. Lindsey Bever, chicagotribune.com, "A 'My 600-lb Life' participant dies of heart attack while filming his fight to lose weight," 2 Mar. 2018 The unspoken love between Quinn and Caitlin is an unacknowledged secret throughout the household — weaponized by their Aunt Pat (Dearbhla Molloy in a fierce performance) and borne passively by Quinn’s wife, Mary (Genevieve O’Reilly). Aja Romano, Vox, "The Olivier-winning play from Jez Butterworth juggles 21 actors, a baby, and a goose — with a dark strain of Irish nationalism.," 3 Nov. 2018 Their lives were upended, their futures clouded and their pain unacknowledged as a districtwide problem was kept under wraps. David Jackson, chicagotribune.com, "Special report: Chicago Public Schools fails to protect students from rape and sexual abuse," 1 June 2018 Over the years, Evergreen, East End and many other black cemeteries across Virginia have fallen into disrepair, uncared for and unacknowledged. Washington Post, "Virginians work to breathe life into black cemeteries," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of unacknowledged

1583, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unacknowledged

: not recognized, accepted, or admitted : not acknowledged

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