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 Meanwhile, safety improvements to the Route 26 corridor, between the Liberty Reservoir and Route 32, remain unfunded in the draft plan, Heyn said. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 14 Sep. 2023 The city’s Employees’ Retirement Fund has about $1 billion in unfunded liabilities. Jason Beeferman, Dallas News, 21 Aug. 2023 Related:Dallas council mulls $1 billion bond package, including $150 million to foster housing Dallas has $3 billion in unfunded liabilities in the police and fire pension system and another $1 billion in the employees’ retirement fund. Everton Bailey Jr., Dallas News, 18 Aug. 2023 Others have far smaller surpluses, which officials have weighed using to help pay down unfunded pension liabilities or debt, or investing in other things, like education, according to NASBO. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2023 Some cities, like Dallas and Portland, have also had to face up to their huge unfunded pension liabilities. Mark Davidson, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2023 Chow, and her students, took the project on as an unfunded labor of love. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2023 One big obstacle to this aspiration is that cleaning up space debris is an almost entirely unfunded effort. Moriba Jah, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2023 Another figure reveals the change in the unfunded liabilities of our social insurance programs. Scott Burns, Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2023 See More

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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 26 Sep. 2023.

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