V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: not recognized or honored

Synonyms: unrecognized, uncelebrated

Antonyms: recognized, honored, praised, celebrated

Tips: The word unsung is most commonly used in the term "unsung heroes." An unsung hero is a person who does something great or heroic, but is never recognized for it; no one has "sung" his praises, so he is an unsung hero.

Usage Examples:

Many unsung heroes are made during times of war. (unrecognized, uncelebrated)

Many Oscar winners have great acting coaches who are their unsung heroes. (uncelebrated, unrecognized)

His artistic talents went unsung until he was in his mid-eighties. (unrecognized, uncelebrated)

The difficult work of parenting usually goes unsung. (uncelebrated, not praised)

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