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

Examples of unspent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kirk said the expenses were unavoidable, and that any money that is left unspent would be returned to the program budget. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 May 2024 The rest, according to those records, went to support people running for local school boards and the Grandview board of aldermen, or went unspent. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 6 May 2024 Experts have previously told The Arizona Republic that money could remain unspent for years depending on what Sinema plans to do with it. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2024 When Walensky offered that observation, roughly $50 billion of the funds Congress appropriated for schools in the 2020 CARES Act remained unspent — much more than the $23 billion one CDC estimated was necessary for the safe-reopening protocols. The Editors, National Review, 20 Mar. 2024 Johnson’s deal claws back $10 billion in Internal Revenue Service funding in 2024 and $6.1 billion in unspent coronavirus emergency aid. Marianna Sotomayor, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 So far, however, advocates are confident that at least $2 billion is available in unspent funds for the state’s nearly 1,000 school districts. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 The $75,000 bonuses are funded by unspent police salaries. Will McCarthy, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 The governor is proposing several clawbacks of unspent funds to solve a budget deficit his office projects will reach $38 billion in 2024-25. Calmatters, Orange County Register, 18 Jan. 2024

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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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“Unspent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspent. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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