unfunded

adjective
un·fund·ed | \ ˌən-ˈfən-dəd \

Definition of unfunded 

1 : not funded : floating an unfunded debt

2 : not provided with funds unfunded schools

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In the budget year that begins July 1, $100 million from the trust fund will go toward the Florida Forever land acquisition program, which has been unfunded in past years. Jim Turner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida lawmakers wrongly diverted money meant for conservation, judge rules," 15 June 2018 In the budget year that begins July 1, $100 million from the trust fund will go toward the Florida Forever land acquisition program, which has been unfunded in past years. Jim Turner, miamiherald, "Court says Legislature defied voters by diverting money meant to buy, preserve land," 15 June 2018 But the trade-off is: Your school is unfunded, your teachers’ pay is frozen, your classrooms are crowded, your textbooks are 25 years old. Margaret Newkirk, Bloomberg.com, "The Kochs Helped Slash State Taxes. Now Teachers Are in the Streets," 16 May 2018 Mayor Fuller has ambitious plans, but the city has nearly a billion dollars in unfunded costs for pensions and retiree benefits. BostonGlobe.com, "Debating a developer’s vision for Newtonville," 25 Apr. 2018 Citing that argument, some board members suggested that MWD pick up agriculture's unfunded share to complete the full project. Bettina Boxall, latimes.com, "California zigzags on ambitious water-delivery project, puts two-tunnel concept back on the table," 7 Apr. 2018 Costly and unreliable power service is a drain on family incomes and the quality of life in Puerto Rico, which owes roughly $70 billion in debt and another $50 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. Andrew Scurria, WSJ, "Puerto Rico Utility Directors Resign, Alleging Political Interference," 12 July 2018 The Teamsters’ Central States Pension Fund faces unfunded liability of $17.2 billion, the largest among the funds. Washington Post, "Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis," 12 July 2018 Official reports showed Kentucky's state retirement plans carried $43.8 billion in unfunded liabilities as of June 2017. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "Senate GOP leader: Don't expect us to save pensions if ruling stands," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of unfunded

circa 1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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