unrewarded

adjective
un·​re·​ward·​ed | \ˌən-ri-ˈwȯr-dəd \

Definition of unrewarded 

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

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South American fans traveled to Russia in great numbers but their journeys largely went unrewarded. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Why it's okay that Europe dominates the World Cup," 7 July 2018 Much of his work, of course, has gone unrewarded, mostly because of poor offense. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Jacob deGrom Blames Himself as the Mets Lose to the Dodgers in a Team Effort," 24 June 2018 Peru manager Ricardo Gareca paid tribute to their fans and their opponents after a positive performance went unrewarded in defeat to Denmark. SI.com, "Ricardo Gareca Praises 'Great Side' Denmark After Peru Slip to Defeat on World Cup Return," 17 June 2018 Macron, who has bent over backwards to flatter and placate Trump, has found his efforts unrewarded. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western Alliance," 8 June 2018 But Felder is a savvy politician, and effectively delivering the Republicans the majority probably won’t go unrewarded. Jen Kirby, Vox, "New York’s special election has already been decided by one rogue Democrat," 24 Apr. 2018 Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Steve Jagler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jagler: Scathain founder McWilliam brings art to commerce," 13 Apr. 2018 Moreover, the governor’s unabashed enthusiasm for Uber’s self-driving program didn’t go unrewarded. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber scaled back the number of sensors on its self-driving cars: report," 28 Mar. 2018 And one’s looking, despite those inventive prototypes, is too often unrewarded. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’ Review: A Sociology Class on Iconic Items," 16 Oct. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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