un·​rec·​og·​nized ˌən-ˈre-kig-ˌnīzd How to pronounce unrecognized (audio)
: not recognized: such as
: not given deserved attention or notice
Her achievements were left unrecognized.
: not identified, detected, or known
a problem that has gone unrecognized for months
unrecognized symptoms

Examples of unrecognized in a Sentence

she was an unrecognized pioneer in the field of mathematics until a film about her life was produced
Recent Examples on the Web In the unrecognized village of al-Zarnuq, Mohammad Abu Queider was at home when the rockets started falling. Majd Al-Waheidi, NPR, 5 May 2024 Snowdon went unrecognized at the funeral of Officer Edward Pakula, a Detroit cop shot and killed in the line of duty. Bill McGraw, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2024 An organization possesses a wealth of lenses in its people, but many go unrecognized or underutilized when deliberations are conducted in a narrow range of preferred, if not foregone, conclusions. Gregory Crawford, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Margot Robbie and Gerwig went unrecognized in the best actress and best director categories, respectively. Grace Tucker, The Enquirer, 23 Jan. 2024 As a result, unrecognized parties in New York — like the Libertarians and Greens — will need to meet the same requirements as independent candidates: collect at least 45,000 valid signatures by May 28, with at least 500 from each of half of the state's congressional districts. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 21 Mar. 2024 Janitorial work consists of hard physical labor, and injuries can go unrecognized. Stephanie Lam, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 Clothes hang on a laundry line in Khan al-Ahmar, one of Israel's more than two dozen unrecognized villages, in January. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, 14 Oct. 2023 As is my annual custom, here is my take on some of the standout acting nominees, as well as a few of the best performances of the year that went unrecognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrecognized was in 1710

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“Unrecognized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrecognized. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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