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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Recent Examples on the Web The head of security at the Forest Ridge Mall sees a chance to display his unappreciated cop skills and impress his dream girl. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Nov. 22-28," 21 Nov. 2019 In 1978, Polimene bought his sons a train that ran on an 8-foot track — a gift that went largely unappreciated. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Ahwatukee couple's 'Santa train' rolls into prime time on HGTV special," 12 Nov. 2019 Tiant and Evans get Hall of Fame support from Boston fans, but have gone unappreciated by those with the keys to Cooperstown. BostonGlobe.com, "almost," 11 Nov. 2019 All my colleagues felt unappreciated and wanted to quit. Kim Brimhall, The Conversation, "Making employees feel welcome and valued can pay off – especially for nonprofits," 28 Oct. 2019 Nursing is now a frustrating, unhappy and unappreciated vocation. cleveland.com, "Dear Annie: Overworked nurses need a break, and our understanding," 16 Sep. 2019 Sutherland said, which might have unappreciated benefits. Quanta Magazine, "Origin-of-Life Study Points to Chemical Chimeras, Not RNA," 16 Sep. 2019 The taut drama about two Russian spies leading an undercover life as an American couple was relatively unappreciated when awards were handed out each year. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "‘The Americans’ gets going-away present from Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 Julián Castro continues to be a vital but still largely unappreciated voice in the campaign. Michael Arceneaux, Essence, "Cory Booker, Julián Castro Held Their Ground During CNN's Second Debate Night," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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9 Jan 2020

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“Unappreciated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappreciated. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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