unfunded

adjective
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 The unfunded projects are in 17 states and Puerto Rico. Ellen Knickmeyer, SFChronicle.com, "Backlog grows of unfunded toxic Superfund cleanups," 4 Jan. 2020 The matter is certainly pressing: Colorado has some $9 billion worth of unfunded transportation projects. Alex Burness, The Denver Post, "5 takeaways from Colorado’s 2019 election," 6 Nov. 2019 Elaine McCusker, the Pentagon comptroller, said the now-unfunded projects are not being canceled. Washington Post, "Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more," 5 Sep. 2019 Elaine McCusker, the Pentagon comptroller, said the now-unfunded projects are not being canceled. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pentagon defers 127 building projects to fund border wall," 4 Sep. 2019 Elaine McCusker, the Pentagon comptroller, said the now-unfunded projects are not being canceled. Fortune, "Pentagon Diverts $3.6 Billion in Military Funds to Build 175 Miles of Trump’s Border Wall," 3 Sep. 2019 Elaine McCusker, the Pentagon comptroller, said the now-unfunded projects are not being canceled. Anchorage Daily News, "Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more," 11 Mar. 2019 The Kentucky Retirement Systems had been racking up unfunded liabilities since the Paul Patton administration, as legislatures and governors have slashed contributions to the plans to deal with budget cuts brought about by a sagging economy. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Mitch McConnell, Muhammad Ali's death and gay marriage are the top stories of the decade," 31 Dec. 2019 One ailing Teamster plan is larger, with $40.5 billion in unfunded liabilities, for 390,079 workers and retirees. New York Times, "Congress Saves Coal Miner Pensions, but What About Others?," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unfunded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unfunded was circa 1775

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22 Jan 2020

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“Unfunded.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfunded. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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