un·met | \ ˌən-ˈmet \

Definition of unmet 

1 : not satisfied or fulfilled unmet needs unmet expectations an unmet deadline

2 : not having met several unmet individuals

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On the other hand, the EV start-up field is riddled with companies that turned the spotlight on themselves in hopes of raising money, only to struggle as expectations went unmet. Russ Mitchell, latimes.com, "Yet another California electric vehicle is coming. But this start-up has manufacturing expertise," 29 Mar. 2018 Any treatment for Alzheimer’s, one of the biggest unmet medical needs, could be worth tens of billions of dollars. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Fear of Missing Out Drives Stock Performance," 13 July 2018 Taking unmet need into consideration, the projections are more drastic. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "California needs more mental health professionals – and the shortage will get worse, experts say," 11 July 2018 This also means a greater increase in unmet need — those in need of services, but not currently receiving care. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "California needs more mental health professionals – and the shortage will get worse, experts say," 11 July 2018 But if the local media frenzy and blocklong lines at Bouillon Pigalle are any indication, there has been a glaring unmet hunger for such nostalgic comforts. Lindsey Tramuta, New York Times, "At a Nostalgic Paris Restaurant, Food Takes a Back Seat to Fun," 16 June 2018 But the march of scientific progress has translated into fewer unmet medical needs for the industry to tackle. Charley Grant, WSJ, "What Is Ailing the Drug Industry?," 22 June 2018 Anyone interested in receiving a free box fan should call 2-1-1 — the United Way Help Line. Lizzy Nemeth, executive director with the Guadalupe Community Center, said utility assistance is one of the biggest unmet needs facing senior residents. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio braces for an early heat wave," 31 May 2018 The authority currently has $17 billion in unmet capital needs, a number that is expected to grow when Nycha releases its new assessment in June. New York Times, "New York Public Housing Set to Get Federal Monitor and $1 Billion in Repairs," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of unmet

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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