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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 But Darwall says these unique habitats are underappreciated. Mark Tutton, CNN, "The world's wetlands are a haven for wildlife, but we need to learn to love them," 31 Jan. 2020 Often underappreciated, Ryan is a good bet for 30-32 passing TDs. Dr. Roto, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: QB Rankings and Tiers," 26 Aug. 2019 The Broncos have exactly one threat to worry about at wide receiver — the underappreciated Courtland Sutton (63 catches, 1,019 yards, 6 TDs). Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos: Dave Birkett's scouting report, prediction," 20 Dec. 2019 Those patiently waiting were certainly not disappointed: with confessional lyrics and frank discussions of dating as a lesbian, Expectations lifted Kiyoko up from her station as an underappreciated pop singer to her new position as Lesbian Jesus. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 25 Best LGBTQ Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks," 22 Nov. 2019 Indian is far and away my favorite cuisine to eat and cook, and the desserts of the vast nation are criminally underappreciated in America. Washington Post, "11 cookbooks that inspired us in 2019," 9 Dec. 2019 Culture is so underappreciated in college locker rooms, NFL locker room, anywhere. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Monday night showdown between 49ers, Seahawks gave Cardinals pause for reflection," 16 Nov. 2019 An underappreciated aspect of the student loan crisis is that we Millennials became convinced that a four-year college education is just as important to our futures as bottled water is for survival during a tropical storm. The Economist, "Smashed like avocados: how young people are treated by their elders," 10 July 2019 Maybe a little defensive player of the year love for New Orleans DE Cam Jordan, whose four sacks on Thanksgiving give him a career-best 13½ while anchoring one of the league's more underappreciated units? Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "32 things we learned from Week 13 of the 2019 NFL season," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of underappreciated

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Underappreciated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underappreciated. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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: not appreciated or valued enough

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