un·​re·​al·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈrē-ə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce unrealized (audio) \

Definition of unrealized

: not realized: such as
a : not effected, accomplished, or fulfilled The project remains unrealized. unrealized desires unrealized potential
b : not turned into cash by sale the stock's unrealized gains
c : not brought to conscious awareness : not understood unrealized truths

Examples of unrealized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This entity solution prevents the IRS from reclassifying TTS positions out of Section 475 ordinary losses into a capital loss limitation and, alternatively, reclassifying unrealized long-term capital gains into MTM income. Robert Green, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Biden has also proposed a tax on billionaires like Bezos that targets unrealized capital gains. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 7 June 2022 Last year, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen proposed taxing billionaires on unrealized gains in their assets. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 27 May 2022 President Joe Biden and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) have proposed different ways to tax unrealized capital gains every year. Steve Rosenthal, Forbes, 13 May 2022 That’s been the unrealized goal of federal health care laws dating back nearly 25 years, said Hannah Wesolowski of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Time, 3 Mar. 2022 For 20 years, the U.S. military was enlisted in the laudable if unrealized goal of creating a representative democracy – or at least a tolerably functioning inclusive state. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Sep. 2021 That result is dominated by losses from the investment portfolio since unrealized gains from their portfolio are included in earnings. Bill Stone, Forbes, 2 May 2022 This month, even with the economy contracting by 1.4% in the first quarter, the Biden White House’s budget requested $2.5 trillion in tax increases, including a tax on trillions of dollars in unrealized capital gains. Arthur Laffer And Stephen Moore, WSJ, 1 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unrealized

1767, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrealized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrealized. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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un·​re·​al·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈrē-ə-ˌlīzd \

Legal Definition of unrealized

: not yet realized unrealized appreciation


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