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

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Some key roles remain unfilled, most notably the top U.S. lobbyist job, which has been vacant since November. Casey Newton, The Verge, "With an antitrust case looming, Apple’s new login tool is tempting fate," 5 June 2019 There were a seasonally adjusted 7.09 million unfilled jobs on the last business day of February, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Eric Morath, WSJ, "Job Openings Fell by More Than 500,000 in February," 9 Apr. 2019 With Washington corroded by partisanship and consumed by political crises, gridlock has become the norm and hundreds of senior government jobs remain unfilled. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare," 1 Oct. 2018 There were a seasonally adjusted 7.58 million unfilled jobs on the last business day of January, the Labor Department said Friday. Eric Morath, WSJ, "U.S. Job Openings Ticked Up to 7.58 Million in January," 15 Mar. 2019 The judgeship, which has been vacant since 2005, is currently the longest unfilled seat in the federal judiciary. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "North Carolina Judicial Nominee Faces Confirmation Battle," 27 Nov. 2018 Overall, Central Florida saw about 80,000 square feet of office space go unfilled, with vacancy up a tenth of a percentage point year over year to 10.3 percent, according to JLL. Bill Zimmerman, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Drop in Metro Orlando office occupancies could get worse, analyst says," 11 July 2018 This would be funded by reallocating a budgeted, but unfilled, code enforcement position. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Fountain Valley looks to ease 911 dispatch staffing crunch and reorganize other jobs," 22 Mar. 2018 But leaving three commission seats unfilled sends a breathtakingly horrible message to Missourians and the nation at a time when many people already consider the state ground zero for corruption and unethical behavior. The Kansas City Star Editorial Board, kansascity, "Why is Gov. Eric Greitens leaving the Missouri Ethics Commission to languish?," 14 Mar. 2018

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1584, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unfilled

: available because no one has been chosen to take it
: requested but not yet prepared or given

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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