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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Prevents users from enrolling with a multi-device FIDO credential such as passkeys, pre-empting any potential risks of unmanaged and unsecured devices accessing sensitive applications. Tony Bradley, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 Psychologists say unmanaged mental health conditions can cause people to act in seemingly uncharacteristic ways. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 11 Oct. 2022 Yet until fairly recently, these threats have either been left unmanaged or have been managed with tactical spot solutions that don’t provide comprehensive protection for the GTM attack surface. Guy Tytunovich, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 Wherever data is stored, left unmanaged, massive data growth can render data difficult or even impossible to process or move, creating an expensive headache for businesses. Clint Boulton, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 The psychologist said the unmanaged flow of drugs that persisted for years contributed to a rash of suicides. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 Their goal for 2022: keeping 15,000 tons of plastic from getting into the oceans from places like unmanaged landfills in the Dominican Republic. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Most of the SaaS used in a company is completely unmanaged, and the company does not control any of the typical enforcement mechanisms. Lior Yaari, Forbes, 17 June 2022 According to a Snow Software study, 72% of IT leaders say security is their most glaring business problem, fueled by technology that's unaccounted for and unmanaged. Mike Fuhrman, Forbes, 17 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

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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 9 Dec. 2022.

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