un·​grad·​ed ˌən-ˈgrā-dəd How to pronounce ungraded (audio)
: not graded: such as
: not assigned a grade
an ungraded writing assignment
also : awaiting assignment of a grade
a stack of ungraded term papers
: having no grade levels
… rural areas, whose one-room, ungraded, common schools were responsible for the high average level of basic education in the state.Daniel Scott Smith
: not leveled or smoothed to a horizontal surface or a gradual slope
… highways over whose rock-strewn, ungraded surfaces increasing numbers of wagons and carts rumbled and clattered …Bernard Bailyn

Examples of ungraded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the report, more than 100 of the cards sold, including ungraded cards for roughly $55. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 18 Aug. 2023 Thousands of undergraduate papers and exams remain ungraded or unassigned. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Dec. 2022 Teddy’s Barino and Chismosa won the ungraded, co-featured stakes on the Labor Day program. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2022 The program will also have the ungraded, $125,000 Shared Belief Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile on the main track. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Aug. 2022 There were two ungraded stakes restricted to California breds: Smuggler’s Run ($4.00) won the 6½-furlong $150,000 Echo Eddie Stakes for 3-year-olds for Richard Baltas and Joe Bravo. John Cherwaspecial Contributor, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2022 The holiday weekend’s schedule of eight stakes races begins today with the ungraded Generous Portion Stakes. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2021 This weekend: Two ungraded stakes races for older fillies and mares on the turf topped by Sunday’s Solana Beach Stakes at a mile. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2021 The sixth day of the summer season will have two ungraded stakes today — the $150,000 California Dreamin’ Stakes (11/16-miles on the turf for older Cal-breds) and the $80,000 Daisycutter Handicap (5 furlongs on the turf for older fillies and mares). Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ungraded was in 1840

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“Ungraded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungraded. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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