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 Covid and global warming, two of the century’s biggest issues so far, have an unappreciated similarity: Both have triggered extreme overreactions by policy makers. Tomas J. Philipson, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2022 Guest has immortalized groundbreaking ballerinas, iconic photographers, international dignitaries, tragically slain children, unappreciated servicemen, and enslaved peoples with the same level of respect and appreciation. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 20 Mar. 2022 Feeling unappreciated may nudge your customers to take their business someplace else. Kenny Tripura, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 Feeling rather unappreciated could really wear on you today. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 9 Feb. 2022 An unappreciated motive for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is that Kyiv was positioning itself to break from its longtime Russian nuclear suppliers, as the U.S. was encroaching on Russia’s largest nuclear export market. Jeffrey S. Merrifield, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2022 Rather than smudging together billions of existing priors into an endless déjà vu of the mildly new, tomorrow’s antifragile computers could trawl the world’s ever-growing flood of human creations to identify today’s unappreciated van Goghs. Wired, 25 Jan. 2022 There can be surprises: the young man might have an unappreciated family history of early cardiac disease, and the older woman might just have finished a half-marathon. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2021 Ukeles wanted to raise the stature of the often unappreciated work done by sanitation workers, or mothers, to that of art. New York Times, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unappreciated

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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23 Apr 2022

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“Unappreciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappreciated. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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