un·​fund·​ed ˌən-ˈfən-dəd How to pronounce unfunded (audio)
: not funded : floating
an unfunded debt
: not provided with funds
unfunded schools

Examples of unfunded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next French government will be mindful of the chaos triggered by unfunded tax cuts proposed by UK prime minister Liz Truss in 2022. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune Europe, 28 June 2024 Whitmer said in her February budget that significant progress in reducing the pension plan's unfunded liabilities would allow the state to reduce its annual contribution to the fund by about $670 million. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 26 June 2024 The increased state taxes are partially caused by unfunded mandates, such as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. Susan McComas, Baltimore Sun, 23 Feb. 2024 The budget bills provide almost $1.5 billion in funding to help pay down some of the unfunded liabilities of Kentucky's pension programs for retired teachers, state employees, and police officers. Rebecca Grapevine, The Courier-Journal, 2 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for unfunded 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfunded was circa 1775

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“Unfunded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfunded. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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