un·​man·​aged ˌən-ˈma-nijd How to pronounce unmanaged (audio)
: not controlled or regulated : not managed
an unmanaged forest
unmanaged fisheries

Examples of unmanaged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In many parts of the U.S. and other countries, groundwater remains poorly managed or entirely unmanaged. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 The hillsides were covered in highly flammable grasslands, which had been a concern among the region’s wildfire experts but left unmanaged by officials and landowners. Mike Baker, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2023 San Jose officials on Saturday announced plans for an encampment ban covering a half-mile stretch of downtown’s Guadalupe River, a first-of-its-kind policy that represents the latest push by city leaders to further clamp down on unmanaged homeless sites. Gabriel Greschler, The Mercury News, 20 Jan. 2024 This leads to more outbursts and missed details, and higher levels of everyday chaos when left unmanaged. Mikhal Weiner, Parents, 27 Oct. 2023 However, unmanaged demand continues to grow in our system. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2023 But what Gutierrez didn’t know at the time was that Hispanic adults in the United States, regardless of age, are at high risk of stroke, partly due to unmanaged risk factors such diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity, according to the American Heart Association. Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 Last year, Burk said that during the 2021 event, neighbors living near the show house reported unmanaged trash, traffic and parking congestion on a daily basis throughout the show’s 30-plus-day run that made access difficult for emergency vehicles and mail trucks. Mitchell Parton, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2023 The risk of nonnative unmanaged grasslands is no secret. Brianna Sacks, Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmanaged was in 1598

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“Unmanaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmanaged. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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