un·​ad·​ver·​tised | \ ˌən-ˈad-vər-ˌtīzd How to pronounce unadvertised (audio) \

Definition of unadvertised

: not publically announced or made known in an advertisement : not advertised unadvertised discounts The concert sold out despite being unadvertised.

Examples of unadvertised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unadvertised fees could affect how consumers weigh their decision to cut the cord and switch to online services, which don’t charge any such fees. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Why Your Cable TV Bill Is Much Higher Than Advertised," 3 Oct. 2019 Instead of the old village center, locals now head to a new weekly farmers market on the outskirts — away from the busy tourist routes and largely unadvertised. Washington Post, "Nothing to see here: Popular European destinations want fewer tourists," 9 Aug. 2019 There, Long Island Catholic Supply was running a small, unadvertised sale on Christmas ornaments. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "The bleak hope of the day-after-Christmas sale," 27 Dec. 2018 While a frontline customer service rep is rarely authorized to negotiate bills or offer unadvertised promotions, a customer retention rep can cut deals to keep you a customer. Popular Mechanics, "How to Call Customer Service and Get What You Want," 8 July 2016 Some even consider the ability to exercise this power to be one of the unadvertised perks their managerial promotion secured for them. Anchorage Daily News, "My insecure supervisor controls my future," 28 Jan. 2018 His original bill did not cover unadvertised sales that might happen, for example, between neighbors or friends. Jonathan Tamari, Philly.com, "Gun safety groups now oppose Pat Toomey's landmark background check bill, urge stronger measure," 5 Oct. 2017 As a businessman, Trump must know as well as anybody how quickly consumers can desert an unadvertised brand. Michael Hiltzik, chicagotribune.com, "Slashing advertising and outreach funds, Trump takes his sabotage of Obamacare to a new level," 1 Sep. 2017 In fact, though, #War is a catchall phrase around Breitbart's nondescript and unadvertised headquarters in West Los Angeles. Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter, "Steve Bannon Returns to Breitbart: "Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over"," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unadvertised

1864, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2019

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“Unadvertised.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadvertised. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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