un·​her·​ald·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈher-əl-dəd , -ˈhe-rəl-\

Definition of unheralded

: not heralded: such as
a : not publicly acclaimed an unheralded film an unheralded opponent
b : coming or occurring without advance notice : unexpected … the faster the boat the less the risk of getting caught out in an unheralded gale or storm.— Peter Haward

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Still, at 8/1 odds, a team led by Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldihno were far from unheralded. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, "Predicting the World Cup winner is tougher than it seems," 12 June 2018 Over the course of his college career, Carter has risen from unheralded recruit to a standout with a clear NBA fit. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Draft Big Board 4.0: Will Stars Align for Loaded Lottery?," 5 Feb. 2018 Some of the Crimson Tide's outgoing standouts offered their thoughts on which young and/or unheralded Alabama players are going to break out next season. Daniel Boyette, AL.com, "Huntsville recruiting roundup: Alabama TE commit Michael Parker earns 4th star," 25 Jan. 2018 Johannson was proud of the unheralded roster, one that will now try to capture a gold medal for him. USA TODAY, "US hockey GM dies unexpectedly at Colorado Springs home," 21 Jan. 2018 In unheralded news a couple of months ago, quantitative easing gave way to global quantitative tightening as central banks withdrew overall liquidity from the market. Kevin Warsh, WSJ, "Fed Tightening? Not Now," 16 Dec. 2018 Sater is an American spy with a criminal record Multiple profiles of Sater make one thing jaw-droppingly clear: Sater is an important, yet intentionally unheralded, figure in US national security. Alex Ward, Vox, "Felix Sater, the spy, criminal, and mafia-linked business executive tied to Trump, explained," 6 Dec. 2018 An unheralded but steady all-around player, Kenrich Williams was a reliable floor presence over the course of his TCU career. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Draft: Kenrich Williams Scouting Report and Highlights," 17 June 2018 Congratulations to you, Lorne Michaels, an unheralded showbiz figure! Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Winners: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix, and old people. Losers: Atlanta and The Handmaid’s Tale.," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of unheralded

1864, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unheralded

: not getting the praise or appreciation that is deserved
: happening without any warning

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