un·​ap·​pre·​ci·​at·​ed | \ˌən-ə-ˈprē-shē-ˌā-təd, -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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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 West Virginia, where 36 percent of workers reported feeling unappreciated. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "If Tom Brady thinks his bosses don’t appreciate him, what hope do the rest of us have?," 1 May 2018 But like recent research into how microbes affect human health, the new study also illustrates how cells that doctors have been observing for many years can work together in previously unappreciated ways. Dante Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "Hidden in plain sight," 30 Mar. 2018 Kanter hasn't taken any of his Xavier experience for granted, though, and his big game on the NCAA Tournament stage certainly wasn't going to go unappreciated in his mind. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Kerem Kanter savoring NCAA Tournament stage with Xavier basketball," 18 Mar. 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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