un·​filled | \ ˌən-ˈfild How to pronounce unfilled (audio) \

Definition of unfilled

: 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 For instance, 30% of prescriptions for cancer drugs were not filled and more than 50% of prescriptions written for medicines used to treat high cholesterol or immune disorders also went unfilled. Ed Silverman, STAT, 9 Apr. 2022 Employers posted millions of jobs that went unfilled. Christopher Rugaber, ajc, 2 Apr. 2022 The number of unfilled positions at the city of Little Rock has remained stubbornly high since the end of last year. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, 15 Apr. 2022 Companies need to engage in some aggressive recruiting tactics or risk being left with unfilled positions, or worse, hiring people who aren’t suitable for the job. Yec, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 About one million people work in cybersecurity in the U.S., but there are nearly 600,000 unfilled positions, data from CyberSeek shows. Olivia Rockeman, Bloomberg.com, 30 Mar. 2022 The mayor did not support negating the salary amounts for unfilled positions. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 4 Mar. 2022 While unfilled positions reduce the amount spent on salaries, it is offset by overtime costs, substitute pay and hiring contracted service providers to fill the gap. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 1 Mar. 2022 The job had remained unfilled even as the agency became mired in a sprawling corruption scandal that also involves the city attorney’s office, stemming from a faulty billing system that overcharged tens of thousands of customers. Matt Hamiltonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unfilled

1584, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Unfilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfilled. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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