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 Returning a gift might make someone feel unappreciated, so be tactful. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Dec. 27, 2020: Gemini, hope for the best; Virgo, change things up," 27 Dec. 2020 Reports that so many mutations have arisen all at once in the new coronavirus—and that these mutations could have epidemiological consequences—add an important, but so far unappreciated, wrinkle to these deliberations. Roxanne Khamsi, Wired, "Here’s a Plan to Stop the Coronavirus From Mutating," 24 Dec. 2020 The unappreciated genius who was perhaps poisoned by his rival while writing his own Requiem. Cory Oldweiler, Star Tribune, "New 'Mozart' biography debunks the myths while illuminating the man," 11 Dec. 2020 Several went in around 1983 and ’84, sprucing up the back sides of commercial buildings, decorating the unadorned and formerly unappreciated parking areas behind the downtown’s main shopping area along Ridge Road. Paul Eisenberg, chicagotribune.com, "Landmarks: A new book tells the story of, and the stories contained in Homewood’s ‘museum without walls’," 6 Dec. 2020 Don’t feel unappreciated if someone doesn’t get back to you promptly. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Nov. 11, 2020: Gemini, it’s not personal; Virgo, take the high road," 11 Nov. 2020 This Santa is a gun-toting hellraiser who’s gruff, bitter and feeling mighty unappreciated. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "‘Fatman’ trailer: Alabama’s Walton Goggins is hitman aiming for Santa," 9 Oct. 2020 Between the language barrier and a culture clash—she’s been tasked with offering a wholly unappreciated American perspective on social media strategy—Emily doesn’t fit in with her Parisian co-workers, much less her Miranda Priestly–esque boss. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Ashley Park on Finding Her Voice in Emily in Paris," 3 Oct. 2020 The months of nonstop and often unappreciated work are prompting many public health workers to leave, said Theresa Anselmo of the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials. Author: Michelle R. Smith And Lauren Weber, Anchorage Daily News, "Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreak," 11 Aug. 2020

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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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“Unappreciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unappreciated. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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