Definitions

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  • adj. Not known widely enough; of inadequate fame.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ known

Examples

  • His debut film was Zero Effect, a modern day blend of Sherlock Holmes and, after a fashion, Batman that starred Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller in the Holmes/Watson-come-Bruce/Dick roles and is criminally underknown.

    Jake Kasdan to Direct Bad Teacher | /Film

  • Any ecclesiastical aspect often places second to the simple good looks of such underknown artists as painter Alberto Burri and sculptor Giacomo Manzu.

    Buying Into The Buzz

  • Another installment in my all-too-occasional series of looks at culturally-significant, underknown phenomena and events, "1000 Words."

    Gold Medal Books - 1000 words

  • Another installment in my all-too-occasional series of looks at culturally-significant, underknown phenomena and events, '1000 Words.'

    Archive 2006-11-12

  • Through the Twentieth Century, which starts with Braque and Picasso surprise! and includes numerous underknown artists, often female ones, from around the world.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The artist Derrick Adams made most of the choices for this un-Chelsea show, and they're good ones, with a bunch of stimulating newish artists and some familiar, though still underknown figures, brought in for a further look.

    NYT > Home Page

  • However, he said that Indian efforts were "very underknown and undervalued" and expected external affairs minister SM Krishna to tell the London Conference what India was doing in Afghanistan.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Michael Calderone's piece discussing the underknown leftish email cabal organized by Ezra Klein:

    Slate Magazine

  • The band recorded the album in Dallas with then-underknown producer/Paper Chase songwriter John Congleton, who since has worked with the Polyphonic Spree, Modest Mouse, Kirk Franklin and the Roots, among others.

    Austin360 - XL Headlines

  • The show includes the sharply poetic, hard-edge abstract paintings (by Frederick Hammersley, Helen Lundeberg and others) that got the Los Angeles scene rolling in the 1950s; a choice selection of spooky assemblages by George Herms, the underknown black artist Ed Bereal (and, as always implicit throughout this account, "and others"); a roomful of big, airy abstract paintings by the not underknown Richard Diebenkorn and Sam Francis, and an assortment of what, back in the day, was called "fantastic object" sculpture in plastic and cast resin by Craig Kauffman and DeWaine Valentine.

    Laying Claim to Its Place in the Sun

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