un·​ap·​pre·​ci·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈprē-shē-ˌā-təd How to pronounce unappreciated (audio) , -ˈpri- also -ˈprē-sē-\

Definition of unappreciated

: not given deserved recognition or thanks : not properly appreciated unappreciated volunteers felt unappreciated for her efforts a career largely unappreciated by critics an unappreciated skill

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thankless, ungrateful



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Bill Buckner’s death on Monday at age 69 inspired a long-overdue reappraisal of the career of one of the most maligned and unappreciated players in Major League Baseball history. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Bill Buckner Didn’t Deserve the Torment in the Aftermath of ‘86 World Series," 28 May 2019 The tight labor market is another reason the recession odds have risen in models like JPMorgan’s, and presents what may at the moment be an unappreciated risk. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Why the Odds of a Recession Are Rising," 25 Jan. 2019 Please tell your friends about this video so my torture doesn’t go unappreciated. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "Watch This Instagrammer Test Some Seriously Bizarre Retro Recipes," 12 Dec. 2018 Law enforcement officers may sacrifice much in the line of duty, but Gill noted that these sacrifices sometimes go unappreciated. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "East Montgomery County Improvement District shows appreciation for local law enforcement," 2 Mar. 2018 And his praise for the 21-year-old did not go unappreciated. SI.com, "Dele Alli Admits Praise From Tottenham Boss Mauricio Pochettino 'Feels Good'," 18 Mar. 2018 The Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Police Department’s work in helping recover items stolen from Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith’s car has not gone unappreciated. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Bears send thank-you note to police over Roquan Smith car burglary; police ask for sideline pass, Pequod's pizzas," 29 May 2018 Audio is a crucial, yet often unappreciated part of computing. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Logitech's booming MX Sound 2.0 Bluetooth PC speakers are $70 today, 30 percent off," 29 May 2018 The Catholic Church’s contribution to American education is significant, but often goes unappreciated. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Betsy DeVos went to New York to visit schools for the first time. Guess which ones.," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of unappreciated

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unappreciated was circa 1828

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English Language Learners Definition of unappreciated

: not given the respect or thanks that is deserved : not appreciated

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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