un·​re·​ward·​ed ˌən-ri-ˈwȯr-dəd How to pronounce unrewarded (audio)
: 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 And so virtue regularly went unrewarded; a Lancet study from last year found that covid death rates in Florida, adjusted for age, compared favorably to those of California. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 The Artificial Inventor Project’s efforts have not gone completely unrewarded—DABUS’s food container and beacon were granted patents in South Africa in 2021. David Meyer, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2023 Fortunately for Alabama voters—and for the authority of the federal courts—Alabama’s defiance went unrewarded. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 28 Sep. 2023 But admirers of the director’s high-intensity, muscular filmmaking will not go unrewarded. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 Companies in which women are overburdened with unrewarded work likely will see their employees associate being a team player with negative consequences and become disengaged from the organization’s mission. Linda Babcock, WSJ, 19 May 2022 Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. John Jennings, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Well, no good deed goes unrewarded. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Even its best of intentions can go unrewarded. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrewarded was in the 15th century

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“Unrewarded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrewarded. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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