un·​der·​ap·​pre·​ci·​at·​ed | \ˌən-dər-ə-ˈprē-shē-ˌā-təd \

Definition of underappreciated 

: not duly appreciated

Examples of underappreciated in a Sentence

Her work is underappreciated by the critics.

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Envoy Sacramento, California, can often be underappreciated. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Sacramento’s $44 million plan to become the U.S. electric car capital," 17 July 2018 What Doyle is, though, always goes underappreciated. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2018: The Boring All-Star Team," 10 July 2018 Fielding is certainly an underappreciated and underrated part of the game, and right now, the Phillies’ .980 fielding percentage is tied for 28th in baseball with San Francisco. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Phillies get another big out from Jorge Alfaro | Extra Innings," 24 May 2018 One of Rateike’s underappreciated jobs was coordinating all the communications department’s interns. Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star, "Hoosier working in White House heading back to Indiana after leading Trump cabinet communications," 29 June 2018 Mary Lou hopes to use this underappreciated chunk of the spectrum to disrupt the market for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), whose expense and relative inaccessibility almost led to her untimely death. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break, week 3: Mary Lou Jepsen and peering into the brain," 28 June 2018 For the second year in a row, Mandy Moore was underappreciated as the matriarch of the family who had to keep it all together after beloved Jack (Ventimiglia) died. Danielle Turchiano, chicagotribune.com, "Emmy nominations: The biggest snubs and surprises," 12 July 2018 Management is underappreciated as a contributor to success. The Economist, "User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss," 28 June 2018 All major regions of Italy and many different styles are represented, but there are particular values to be found among the wide selection of northern Italian whites – a criminally underappreciated region. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "SheWolf is Michigan's only restaurant milling its own flour," 27 June 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of underappreciated

: not appreciated or valued enough

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