unspent

adjective

un·​spent ˌən-ˈspent How to pronounce unspent (audio)
: not used up : not spent
unspent funds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Over the nine years that followed, Zhong appears to have left that massive windfall almost entirely unspent—perhaps for fear that cashing it out into traditional currency would attract the attention of law enforcement. WIRED, 7 Nov. 2022 In contrast, Rabinowitz uses a treacherous unspent 50-pound German artillery shell to dramatize the — literally — explosive mix of political turmoil and antisemitism that propelled his Jewish ancestors from Poland to America. Diane Cole, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2022 Hegar accused the county of not letting constables roll over unspent funds. Juan A. Lozano, Chron, 22 Oct. 2022 The money was originally pegged for a Salt Lake Community College hospitality program but became available after the program proved unpopular and the school returned the unspent funds. Blake Apgar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Sep. 2022 Hegar accused the county of ending a policy that would have let the constables’ offices automatically roll over unspent departmental funds from one fiscal year to the next, resulting in a loss of more than $3 million. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2022 Under the current policy, departments, including the Constable’s Offices, can request the use of unspent funds on vehicles, equipment, and other one-time expenses. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 23 Aug. 2022 With donors’ permission, Campione gave her unspent 2018 campaign funds to the Lake County Animal Shelter. Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2022 HSAs aren’t subject to federal income tax and unspent account funds roll over year after year for future health care expenses. Libby Wells, Fortune, 28 Sep. 2022 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 unspent was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

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

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