Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not recognized, as to quality or worth: an unappreciated gesture of good will.
  • adj. Not having risen in price or value: an unappreciated investment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not recognized as having any value
  • adj. not having risen in value

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not appreciated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not likely to be rewarded
  • adj. having value that is not acknowledged

Etymologies

un- +‎ appreciated (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Following the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham sympathetically told her friend Allen Dulles, the CIA Director fired by President Kennedy after the disaster, that she knew he must be feeling terribly "unappreciated".

    PANETTA COMPLEX: A Liberal Down The Rabbit Hole

  • The result was a series of plays that set a new mark for English production, that put stimulus behind the so-called "unappreciated" play, and gave the English-speaking drama something to talk about -- and to remember.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man

  • She was never so happy as when she was miserable, -- as an Irishman would have had it, -- and hugged the conviction that she was "unappreciated" by her family, and a victim of fate.

    A Houseful of Girls

  • That solidarity was evident at Women's Football 101, when left tackle John Cullen was asked if he and his fellow offensive linemen felt "unappreciated" by the team.

    SI.com

  • How do you get the word "unappreciated" out of somebody who's made over $250 million in NBA salary, tens of millions more in endorsements, who still has national ad campaigns on TV (I think I saw an Icy-Hot commercial the other day), who has his own signature sneaker, and who is one of the players reporters will gladly run to for an interview in a crowded locker room full of All-Stars?

    Dime Magazine (www.dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers

  • But an unappreciated wild card in the cloud revolution is the price and availability of broadband, especially mobile broadband.

    What Price the Cloud?

  • It's great to hear the inner-workings of Madsen, whom in my opinion, is quite unique and woefully unappreciated.

    /Film Boston - An Interview with Michael Madsen | /Film

  • Like an unacknowledged friend, the mouthiest part of the root, the vagina, feels unappreciated and rageful—particularly when she observes a woman selling herself short.

    Wild Feminine

  • These are the guys who try to do it right, occasionally get it wrong, and often slip by unnoticed and unappreciated.

    Lillian Daniel: Fathers Behaving Well

  • A sheltering stand of laburnum surrounding an abandoned and unappreciated statue of Leda and her swan.

    Earl of Durkness

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