un·​met ˌən-ˈmet How to pronounce unmet (audio)
: not satisfied or fulfilled
unmet needs
unmet expectations
an unmet deadline
: not having met
several unmet individuals

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These goals remained largely unmet, in part because the pandemic froze all such new investment for a while. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 28 Mar. 2023 This type of stress is called abiotic stress and results from unmet plant needs, usually too much or too little of something. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2023 That leaves the overwhelming majority of students at public four-year universities with $12,000 or more per year in unmet financial need. Jon Marcus And Fazil Khan, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023 Of the 92% of unmet civil legal needs in the nation, low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected. Marybeth Gasman, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 These startups are often plagued by access to talent issues, go-to-market nightmares, and other growing pains that leave behind many angry customers and unmet promises. Tom Sagi, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 In a way, Whiterock says, it’s been a blend of his mother’s accomplishments and unmet potential that have guided his long-term ambition to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Alex Horton, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Mar. 2023 Recognizing, facing, and accepting unmet goals or unfinished relationships, and forgiving yourself for your own actions or reactions should help you to write a new ending for this dream. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 28 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmet was before the 12th century

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“Unmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmet. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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