un·​met | \ ˌən-ˈmet How to pronounce unmet (audio) \

Definition of unmet

1 : not satisfied or fulfilled unmet needs unmet expectations an unmet deadline
2 : not having met several unmet individuals

Examples of unmet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The absence of more in-depth health data accessible via consumer-friendly lab tests reflects massive, unmet demand. Frederick Daso, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 But people familiar with Dolan's campaign insist there is unmet demand among Republican primary voters for a candidate untethered to Trump. Michael Warren, CNN, 10 Oct. 2021 The International Energy Agency estimates that by not developing its electricity sector, Iraq has lost $120 billion between 2014-2020 in jobs and industrial growth due to unmet demand. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 2021 Wealthy nations must also follow through on their unmet pledge to give $100 billion per year to help low-income countries curb their own emissions and adapt to changes that are already underway, the group said. Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Sep. 2021 However, for the Charlie’s of the world, that unmet achievement may also be seeking a new business or following another passion that was perhaps too risky in previous years. Andrew Rosen, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 The proposal correctly identifies an important shortcoming and unmet need under current arrangements, and is well targeted in its attempt to improve the situation. Chris Pope, National Review, 2 Sep. 2021 This is a luxury in times of disaster, especially when there are basic needs left unmet. Merissa Nathan Gerson, CNN, 30 Aug. 2021 Its mission is to not only furnish a home, a largely unmet need in the magnitude of homelessness, but to restore dignity through design. Sophy Chaffee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unmet

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmet. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unmet

: not satisfied or fulfilled


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