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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Here at the lower end of that spectrum, many students have significant unmet needs beyond campus, ranging from mental health concerns to immigration anxieties. BostonGlobe.com, "ada Pierre is tiny, her ambition drawn taut as a bowstring. The 16-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants wears her hair in a small bun atop her head, her emerging political consciousness finding its voice in the bevy of Black Lives Matter and #MeToo stickers she’s pasted to her MacBook.," 15 Sep. 2019 Children and teens with anxiety, depression or other unmet mental health needs are also prone to chronic absenteeism. oregonlive, "Oregon will spend big to promote youth mental health at school," 14 Sep. 2019 Tommy Hilfiger is one brand that views people with disabilities as a significant customer segment with unmet needs. Christina Mallon, Quartz at Work, "The disabled community is the world’s third-largest economic power," 10 Sep. 2019 Anti-crime activist and businessman Raul Ojeda said the attack had all the hallmarks of an unmet demand for extortion payments. Washington Post, "Families begin burying the 28 victims of Mexico bar fire," 31 Aug. 2019 Janelle Sallenave, who leads Uber Eats in North America, said the company analyzes neighborhood sales data to identify unmet demand for particular cuisines. New York Times, "The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant," 14 Aug. 2019 But there are also high expectations and unmet needs. Zoe Cormack, Quartz Africa, "Kenya’s huge wind power project might be great for the environment but not for local communities," 3 Sep. 2019 Way back in 2013, the international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development was already warning that Finland was lagging behind many other OECD countries in having high rates of unmet needs. Saskya Vandoorne And Melissa Bell, CNN, "The 'dark side' of Finland's famous free health care," 15 Aug. 2019 LUCA Biologics, a biotechnology company developing live biotherapeutics for widespread, unmet medical needs in women’s health, raised $2.8 million in funding, from Seed Health. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "What’s Going on With SoftBank’s Second Mega-Fund?: Term Sheet," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unmet

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

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

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English Language Learners Definition of unmet

: not satisfied or fulfilled

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