un·​se·​lect·​ed ˌən-sə-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce unselected (audio)
: not selected
will be held at a still unselected location
also : chosen at random
unselected samples

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Auerbach joined the Giants’ pipeline after going unselected in the 2020 MLB Draft, which was shortened to five rounds because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 28 Aug. 2022 Former Poly and Marquette forward Justin Lewis has agreed to a two-way deal with the Chicago Bulls, according to The Athletic, after going unselected in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night. Ryan Mcfadden, Baltimore Sun, 24 June 2022 After college, Belcher entered the NFL draft but went unselected. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Feb. 2022 The team expects Price, who went unselected by Seattle in the expansion draft more because of his contract than his uncertain injury status, to be ready for the start of the regular season in mid-October. BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2021 After four seasons in the Auburn secondary, Peters signed with the New York Jets in May after going unselected in the 2021 NFL Draft. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 22 July 2021 But he wasn’t called up to majors in either season, and went unselected by the rest of MLB in back-to-back Rule 5 drafts the past two winters. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2021 Reed went unselected and was sent to the Athletics as the player to be named later in the Jurickson Profar trade. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 9 Dec. 2020 The 6-foot-7 Tinkle went unselected in Wednesday’s NBA draft. oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unselected was circa 1891

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“Unselected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unselected. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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