unrewarded

adjective
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 Hedgehogs showed a different pattern of interactions with unrewarded nesting bird odors. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 Your journey may not look the same as someone else’s, but hard work does not go unrewarded. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, 6 June 2020 Kempf’s good deed did not go unrewarded; as a token of gratitude, the man who lost his phone bought him the video of the memorable roller coaster ride. Cady Lang, Time, 5 Sep. 2019 The work of the lucky few chosen to participate won’t go unrewarded. They’ll be given a free trip to a Disney destination for themselves and up to three family members and/or park tickets, according to the Disney Parks Moms website. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, 20 Aug. 2019 His moment was by now virtually forgotten—and unlike Ms. Harris’s, fated to go unrewarded. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, 10 July 2019 McNally respected Hernandez’s modesty, but felt his heroism shouldn’t go unrewarded and thus submitted his name for the distinguished service award, Fitzgerald said. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 8 July 2019 But the Frenchman’s efforts on open stretches of road exposed to wind were left unrewarded and he was ultimately swallowed up as the final sprint took shape. John Leicester, BostonGlobe.com, 6 July 2019 His boundless energy and industrious playing style went largely unrewarded on the international stage, however, with competition for places in Italy's midfield during the mid to late 1990s. SI.com, 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of unrewarded

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrewarded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrewarded. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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