un·​met | \ ˌən-ˈmet How to pronounce unmet (audio) \

Definition of unmet

1 : not satisfied or fulfilled unmet needs unmet expectations an unmet deadline
2 : not having met several unmet individuals

Examples of unmet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marrying science with big data, in particular, can help unleash a toolbox to solve unmet global pediatric needs, ranging from ultra-rare diseases to common ones such as asthma, cancer and autism, according to Rothenberg. Larry Luxner, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Oct. 2021 The senators’ request comes as advocates and youth experts warn of unmet mental health needs of LGBTQ minors across the country. NBC News, 7 Oct. 2021 At issue is the accelerated approval program created nearly three decades ago to hasten availability of drugs for serious conditions with unmet medical needs. Ed Silverman, STAT, 16 Sep. 2021 America faces widespread unmet long-term-care needs, largely concentrated among individuals who are already eligible for Medicaid. Chris Pope, National Review, 2 Sep. 2021 Public housing organizations requested $100 million in a state bonding bill to pay for unmet construction needs last session, including retrofitting older buildings with sprinklers, but the Legislature adjourned without passing a bonding bill. Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune, 10 July 2021 The big question is whether this will occur in other therapeutic areas in which there is substantial unmet need? Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 Zhang, who was not involved in the study, says that the work is worthwhile and that such technology might serve an unmet need. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 13 Dec. 2021 The proportion of women who used contraceptives rose from 54 to 67 percent, according to the national survey, while those who reported an unmet need for contraceptives fell. Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of unmet

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

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18 Jan 2022

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“Unmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmet. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of unmet

: not satisfied or fulfilled


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