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

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Recent Examples on the Web But the greatest challenge — and one that remains unmet — is the resumption of criminal jury trials, which can involve large numbers of people confined in relatively small rooms for extended periods. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "COVID continues to hinder courts: A lack of willing jurors delays Hartford’s first, post-pandemic criminal jury trial," 5 Nov. 2020 Total slack in the labor market, which comprises all people with an unmet need for employment, jumped to nearly 30 million in the second quarter, or 14% of the EU’s extended workforce. Zoe Schneeweiss, Bloomberg.com, "Charting the Global Economy: Activity Gains a Bit More Traction," 9 Oct. 2020 The businesses cropping up now, both on Payne Avenue and in the surrounding area, are aiming to fill unmet needs — for places to eat, buy a record, get a cup of coffee, see and make art, or even learn to swing on a flying trapeze. Emma Nelson, Star Tribune, "As winter approaches, Payne Avenue business owners are determined to hold on," 17 Oct. 2020 But the larger, namesake demand of Disarm PSU remains unmet. oregonlive, "Movement to disarm Portland State police gains new prominence amid renewed activism," 10 Aug. 2020 In addition, because of the unmet demand in those areas, the animals coming from southeast Louisiana won’t displace any others that might be awaiting homes in the Delaware and New Jersey shelters that accepted the Louisiana pets. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "Another 'Fur Flight' takes off from south Louisiana," 5 Oct. 2020 Then: Riley said 2019-20 could turn into a Heat season of redemption for James Johnson and Dion Waiters, after nothing but injuries and unmet expectations. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Winderman: Pat Riley’s Heat vision proving (almost) crystal clear | Commentary," 26 Sep. 2020 However, according to data from the FTS, there is still more than $214 million in unmet funding commitments to Yemen from Saudi Arabia. Nima Elbagir, CNN, "Saudi Arabia announces more than $200 million in UN aid funding to Yemen," 18 Sep. 2020 This disjunction between an escalating long-term crisis and slow-moving, limited social services has put CAHOOTS, by default, in the position of bridging this unmet demand for help. Krithika Varagur, The New York Review of Books, "In Place of Police: The Oregon Experiment," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unmet

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

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“Unmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmet. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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: not satisfied or fulfilled

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