un·​filled ˌən-ˈfild How to pronounce unfilled (audio)
: not filled
an unfilled bottle
unfilled spaces
a vacancy left unfilled
an unfilled order

Examples of unfilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The firms are on course to add 115,000 jobs by 2030, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association — but at current degree completion rates, the group says, nearly three-fifths of those jobs could remain unfilled. Mackenzie Hawkins, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2023 But unfilled jobs rose by 101,000 in the information sector. Reuters, NBC News, 29 Aug. 2023 From 2018 through 2021, the department operated with many unfilled positions, according to city data. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2023 With the new school year starting Monday, Harford County Public Schools has filled all bus driver vacancies, but still has a few unfilled teaching positions. Katia Parks, Baltimore Sun, 25 Aug. 2023 The report also detailed that window openings, some filled and some unfilled, were insecure. Scott McFetridge, BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2023 In the last month, restrictions on medical treatment for transgender minors have been extended to transgender adults, who are reporting unfilled prescriptions and canceled doctor’s appointments. Suzy Exposito, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 Across the country, there are nearly 10 million unfilled positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arcelia Martin, Dallas News, 18 May 2023 With jobs going unfilled, some manufacturing companies are in a constant state of being understaffed. John Clemons, Forbes, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1584, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfilled was in 1584

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“Unfilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfilled. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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