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Definition of underappreciated

: not duly appreciated

Examples of underappreciated in a Sentence

Her work is underappreciated by the critics.
Recent Examples on the Web Teachers are underpaid and underappreciated, and many of them don’t trust district administrators to deliver on their promises of safe schools. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, "Some S.F. teachers are ready to go back to the classroom. But they've been too scared to speak up until now," 6 Feb. 2021 The red-hot comic continues to use her fame to spotlight underappreciated standups in a second season of showcase specials. Star Tribune Staff, Star Tribune, "Beloved Minnesota band revisits its trampling grounds and 7 more things to watch this week," 28 Jan. 2021 While partisan differences often drive political violence, misogyny can play an underappreciated role, especially when directed at women in prominent leadership positions. Mona Lena Krook, The Conversation, "Misogyny in the Capitol: Among the insurrectionists, a lot of angry men who don’t like women," 13 Jan. 2021 For those disenchanted with dry landscaping, using underappreciated and lush water-loving native plants to make your garden a real-life oasis could lifesaving to wildlife. Daniel Rubinoff, Scientific American, "How the Suburbs Could Help Save Biodiversity," 17 Jan. 2021 Many brilliant women were underappreciated in their lifetime; others were discarded by posterity. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Isn’t She Good—For a Woman?," 10 Jan. 2021 Herein lies an underappreciated path to reforming Facebook. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "Workers of the Facebook, Unite!," 29 Dec. 2020 What is underappreciated is how that revenue supports all of the other non-revenue-producing sports — and how that model is eroding. Ken Powell And Steve Sviggum, Star Tribune, "Editorial counterpoint: Financial, Title IX realities drove U decision on sports," 25 Dec. 2020 Also underappreciated are caps in smaller metro areas and suburbs, which have increasingly popped up. Laura Forman, WSJ, "DoorDash, Grubhub, Others Could Face a Pared-Down Menu," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of underappreciated

1968, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2021

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“Underappreciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underappreciated. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of underappreciated

: not appreciated or valued enough

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