un·​fund·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈfən-dəd How to pronounce unfunded (audio) \

Definition of unfunded

1 : not funded : floating an unfunded debt
2 : not provided with funds unfunded schools

Examples of unfunded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In past years, lawmakers have failed to meet that threshold, passing unfunded budgets or budgets without effective dates. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2022 Appellate court says requirement imposed in 2017 was unfunded state mandate. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2022 Chris DiPentima, president of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, credited the legislature for leveraging a significant budget surplus to pay down unfunded pension liabilities and provide tax relief to residents. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 5 May 2022 Most notably, even with the additional $500 million contribution to its pensions, the state continues to spend less than needed to address its nearly $140 billion in unfunded liabilities, the report noted. Dan Petrella, Chicago Tribune, 5 May 2022 The plan reduces the state’s unfunded pension liability by $3.5 billion. Susan Haigh, Hartford Courant, 4 May 2022 Among the expenses fueling the city’s future projected budget deficits, said Holmes, is an annual payment for the city’s unfunded pension liability, required by the state’s pension system for public employees. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2022 Congress had a role from unfunded mandates to letting the place run with an empty board of governors. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 The state has nearly $140 billion in unfunded liabilities. Chicago Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unfunded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 May 2022

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“Unfunded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfunded. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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