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

Examples of unappreciated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The narrator of the title story in this collection is an unappreciated artist who beholds a warming planet and wishes to express that the precariousness of life is, among other things, darkly funny. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 30 Oct. 2023 In our community, Black women are held on a pedestal for being perceived as giving to a fault, self-sacrificing, and giving despite making sacrifices that leave them feeling stressed, burned out, and unappreciated. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 23 Oct. 2023 From the days of colonists and pirates to the more modern era (of, say, bankers and lawyers servicing offshore corporations), its touristic charms have gone largely unappreciated. John Bowe, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 For something more out of the box though (pun intended), turning your home into Ken's Mojo Dojo Casa House for the night won't go unappreciated. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Oct. 2023 Beneath his vaunted cool, Baron was feeling unappreciated and misunderstood. Julia M. Klein, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Now here’s the whip cream to Marion’s impactful, but unappreciated, basketball resume. The Arizona Republic, 12 Aug. 2023 Which is exactly the sort of thing that happens to someone like Allan, whose casual display of force is completely unappreciated. Vulture, 22 July 2023 Deion Sanders and Nike are back together again after divorcing many years ago when their relationship turned sour and left him feeling unappreciated. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 9 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unappreciated was circa 1828

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“Unappreciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappreciated. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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