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[uhn-kaird-fawr] /ʌnˈkɛərdˌfɔr/
untended; neglected; unkempt:
The garden had an uncared-for look.
not cared for; not liked or favored:
uncared-for reminders of youth.
Origin of uncared-for
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for uncared-for
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  • Heaps of rubbish dotted the uncared-for green about the place.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • From morn till twilight it wears this sullen and uncared-for look.

  • His uncared-for wound was like a red-hot prong in his flesh.

  • The bathing pool had been the greatest pleasure of his uncared-for boyhood.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • One of the most pitiful examples of this failure to connect is that of the childless woman and the friendless, uncared-for child.

  • In the meanwhile it struck him that the place had an uncared-for look and Harry seemed to share his opinion.

  • Already the little garden, weed-grown and uncared-for before, was as blooming as his former one at the Alten Schloss.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • It was a plan of the Methodists always to go to the poorest and most uncared-for people.

    The Story of John Wesley Marianne Kirlew
  • He appeared to be singularly innocent and child-like for such an uncared-for waif.

    A Little Dusky Hero Harriot T, Comstock
  • Most prisoners are wretched and poorly nourished, wear poor clothes and are uncared-for and unkempt.

British Dictionary definitions for uncared-for


not cared for; neglected
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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