un·​der·​used | \ ˌən-dər-ˈyüzd How to pronounce underused (audio) \

Definition of underused

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

Examples of underused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Being constructed in an underused section of downtown Charleston, WestEdge will feature 3 million square feet of innovation and living space. Jeffrey Steele, Forbes, "Demand For Life Science Real Estate Shows No Sign Of Slowing," 9 Apr. 2021 Gollatz said Wednesday that his preliminary plans are to convert the underused building's second through eight floors into 10 studios and 19 one-bedroom units. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Historic downtown Milwaukee office building to be converted into around 30 apartments--ranging from studios to two-story penthouses.," 7 Apr. 2021 And Totah and Pascual-Peña, who both shine in Peacock’s Saved By The Bell reboot, are tiresomely underused. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Amy Poehler’s Moxie Has A Privilege Problem," 9 Mar. 2021 Understanding how to leverage this typically underused tool early in their college career can arm a student with a network of valuable career resources post-graduation. Scott Agnoli, Fortune, "5 things colleges should teach students before they graduate," 26 Mar. 2021 The Journal Sentinel's owner, Gannett Co., sold the underused buildings in October 2019 to Jeffers & Co. affiliates for $8 million. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Charter school Tenor High School will expand its operations into downtown's former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel complex.," 26 Mar. 2021 The plan also includes a proposal to consolidate underused post offices, hinted at a potential postage rate increase and detailed investments in new delivery vehicles, among other things. Anthony Izaguirre, ajc, "Slower mail, fewer office hours part of Postal Service plans," 24 Mar. 2021 Buy underused motels and hotels and convert them into permanent supportive housing for people who don’t have shelter. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah religious leaders call on governments to purchase underused hotels for the homeless," 12 Mar. 2021 But the good news, Dalton-Smith stresses, is that rest is the most underused, chemical-free, safe, and effective alternative therapy available to us. Amy Blaschka, Forbes, "This Is Why You’re So Exhausted; Here’s How To Fix It," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of underused

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Underused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underused. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of underused

: not used enough : not fully used

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