un·​der·​used | \ˌən-dər-ˈyüzd \

Definition of underused 

: not fully used : having more potential than is currently being realized or utilized underused land an underused actress

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Marziale, however, is a charismatic though criminally underused discovery, and the film provides a performance showcase for the winsome Weinstein. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Teen comedy 'Alex Strangelove' strikes the wrong chords," 7 June 2018 People who are thinking about installing an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in an underused spot on their property will learn how to make the most of small spaces. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Go inside 7 new or remodeled modern dwellings: AIA Portland Homes Tour (photos)," 4 Apr. 2018 But aside from the occasional sweet tribute to Mrs. Helfrich, is there a more underused piece of cookware in your pantry? Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "6 ways to use a Bundt pan you probably haven’t tried," 20 June 2018 But Grand Park converted an underused, unappealing expanse between the Music Center and City Hall into an urban oasis populated with species from the world’s six plant kingdoms to symbolize the diversity of L.A.’s population. Matt Jaffe, SFChronicle.com, "Green travel in (gasp!) Los Angeles is easier than you think," 19 June 2018 The legendary Diana Rigg is fully resplendent, but woefully underused as Professor Higgins’s mother. Constance Grady, Vox, "Your guide to the 17 most important nominees at this year’s Tonys," 7 June 2018 The Giuliani administration in those years had taken to selling off underused land for profit. Allegra Hobbs, New York Times, "Gentrification’s Empty Victory," 1 June 2018 Supporters, however, contend the ordinance encourages redevelopment and creation of new housing on underused land and that its detractors are exaggerating. Luke Money, latimes.com, "Costa Mesa Planning Commission will again review proposed changes to city small-lot ordinance," 29 May 2018 The organic feel of the piece fits in perfectly at Noma, where chef René Redzepi pioneered foraging for underused local ingredients such as sea buckthorn and reindeer moss. James Clasper, New York Times, "Artist to Know: the Danish Sculptor Making Objects for Noma," 13 June 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of underused

: not used enough : not fully used

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