un·​re·​ward·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈwȯr-dəd How to pronounce unrewarded (audio) \

Definition of unrewarded

: not having been given a reward : not rewarded unrewarded efforts unrewarded hospitality unrewarded employees

Examples of unrewarded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seattle baseball fans possess two traits in abundance: dogged, unrewarded loyalty for the Mariners and the sports version of post-traumatic stress syndrome. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 25 July 2022 There is nothing more demoralizing to a team working on a difficult project than to see good work go unnoticed or unrewarded. Dave Hart, Forbes, 29 June 2022 If women are bogged down with many extra hours of unrewarded work, their advancement and salaries stall, and they are left disillusioned—and at risk for leaving. Linda Babcock, WSJ, 19 May 2022 An award show like the BET Awards was established because Black people are constantly left out of predominantly white institutions, such as the Grammys, and so their efforts go ignored and unrewarded. Wisdom Iheanyichukwu, refinery29.com, 29 June 2022 His influence on Sunday’s matchup didn’t go unrewarded though. Andy Yamashita, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Nov. 2021 The Bills’ faith in a pair of rookies goes unrewarded, Josh Allen falls back to earth, and aging acquisitions fail to make a difference for an ineffective pass rush. Brett Knight, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 However, this critical work is largely going unrecognized and unrewarded. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 4 Oct. 2021 Tidwell said Fred's good deed did not go unrewarded. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 30 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unrewarded

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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“Unrewarded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrewarded. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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