Definition of unfancied in English:


Line breaks: un|fan¦cied
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfansɪd


(Of a sports team or racehorse) not considered likely to win: Scotland had lost to an unfancied Costa Rica side in the critical opening match
More example sentences
  • We know only too well the unfancied team can prosper.
  • Any unfancied teams remaining in the competition by that stage have done well to get that far, and can expect to meet a sticky end rather soon.
  • Point being, there have always been upsets, shocks and hitherto unfancied teams over-achieving.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dəˈmôrəˌlīz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit