Definition of unacknowledged in English:

unacknowledged

adjective

  • 1Existing or having taken place but not accepted, recognized, or admitted to.

    ‘her unacknowledged feelings’
    • ‘As a brassy cross-dressing farce, Connie and Carla is an energetic, if obvious, take on sexual role-playing and fake baritones, driven by a plot-line that is an unacknowledged steal from Some Like It Hot.’
    • ‘On the other hand, whilst trying to find information on the Slavic / Russian Goddess Lada, I've become aware of exactly how much unacknowledged cribbing and copying of information is going on out there.’
    • ‘As they wrestled with their search for the mega-solution, a cyclist passed by, unseen, unacknowledged, and smiling.’
    • ‘Illness therefore, can sometimes reflect psychological processes which are either unacknowledged or seemingly unrealisable.’
    • ‘Maybe his contradictory impulse to both risk and protect Maggie, which represents his ambivalent, unacknowledged rage towards his daughter, has brought the shadow into existence.’
    • ‘The more powerful rules, however, may be unspoken, unacknowledged or even unconscious.’
    • ‘By contrast, dissatisfied spouses' behaviour changes were more likely to stay unacknowledged, showing the two partners were independent actors in the discussion.’
    • ‘Underlying this is the unacknowledged fact that surfing is surfing, no matter how you do it.’
    • ‘A symbol has multiple meanings and some resemblance to what it is supposed to represent, which in most cases is an unacknowledged idea or one the individual is not conscious of.’
    • ‘Like the Rathergate and Swiftvets story, the scene seems set for an invisible and unacknowledged meme to exert a powerful influence on mainstream news.’
    • ‘On the one hand they provide a forum, a space, for work that might struggle to find an airing elsewhere, providing a small, often unacknowledged but necessary, forum for debate and experimentation.’
    • ‘He put it down by the door, its presence and nature recognized but unacknowledged by either of them.’
    • ‘According to EFT, unacknowledged emotions underlie the positions in the negative cycle.’
    • ‘Decline and death are unacknowledged possibilities because they threaten Homo Faber's claim to potency, control, and invulnerability.’
    • ‘Anger over that unacknowledged history remains potent in the Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithunia and Estonia, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940 and given independence 14 years ago.’
    • ‘Because we accept unacknowledged, therefore unarticulated, premises that inhibit us from identifying causes and eliminating them, we deal with the effects only of our most pressing problems.’
    • ‘Think ingenuity, and the usual names crop up, but exceptional management and leadership lurk unacknowledged on the corporate fringe.’
    • ‘Swindon Counselling Service, a registered charity, has 16 years of experience in helping people to get through rough patches in their relationships and also come to terms with unacknowledged emotions.’
    • ‘The disorder of the gathering, manifest in the unready table as well as in the uncertain alliance among its members, resonates with the fleeting image of a bodhisattva that is unacknowledged and unseen.’
    dormant, quiescent, inactive, untapped, unused
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  • 2(of a person or their work) deserving but not receiving praise or recognition.

    ‘his ideas have made a striking, if largely unacknowledged, comeback’
    • ‘One of them is previously unacknowledged reader Carl Feynman, who wrote in about the bizarre SOHO image mentioned below.’
    • ‘As a boy, he heard of Nat Turner's rebellion and as a young man saw his unacknowledged father and brothers go away to fight in gray.’
    • ‘Like Aristotle - his unacknowledged master throughout Parts 3 and 4 of the Ethics - he believes that moral questions can be objectively posed and objectively answered.’
    • ‘Previously known but sadly unacknowledged reader Eli Forester did the trigonometry.’
    • ‘That is the unacknowledged stepfather of rave culture.’
    • ‘They are called dance captains - some of the most unacknowledged people in musical theater.’
    • ‘Women are the invisible workforce and the unacknowledged backbone of the family.’
    • ‘Was he the unacknowledged father of Madeleine's ‘sister’ (actually her daughter), Armande, whom Moliere married when she was twenty and he forty?’
    • ‘Suffice it to say, the enemy of an unacknowledged enemy is not our friend.’
    • ‘In the silence - observed by everyone but Ruth, who gave a talk each evening - I felt unseen, unacknowledged.’
    • ‘Shelley thought poets should be recognized as unacknowledged legislators.’
    • ‘The sight of his own unacknowledged children brings the rake of the title closer to his reform.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, his ideas still retain a potent though unacknowledged influence in Chinese minds.’
    • ‘Visit Sangre Grande Hospital and see these unacknowledged heroes who serve without fuss of fanfare, Minister Rahael.’
    • ‘His fortune changes when he is revealed to be the unacknowledged son of a wealthy white man who has left his large estate to Marchand.’
    • ‘Who would like to walk around all day invisible and unacknowledged?’
    • ‘But she is not unacknowledged among ordinary men and women.’
    • ‘These would comprise what I consider to be our historically unacknowledged heroes.’
    • ‘His best friend, Trompo Loco, wants nothing more from life than some attention from his unacknowledged father, Julio's secret boss Eddie.’
    • ‘The image of being robbers might represent an unacknowledged side of yourself that is taking something valuable - time or attention, perhaps?’
    unnamed, unidentified, anonymous, incognito, unspecified, uncredited
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Pronunciation

unacknowledged

/ʌnəkˈnɒlɪdʒd/