[ uhn-kaird-fawr ]
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  1. untended; neglected; unkempt: The garden had an uncared-for look.

  2. not cared for; not liked or favored: uncared-for reminders of youth.

Origin of uncared-for

First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby uncared-for

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How to use uncared-for in a sentence

  • The universe had an uncared-for, unswept appearance, like a house surprised at dawn, before the housemaids are up.

    Jaffery | William J. Locke
  • The condition of the most uncared-for section gives the church's answer to the question, "Am I my brother's keeper?"

    The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
  • The abandoned husband and the uncared-for child desperately call out for their wife and mother.

  • In some corner of the great world she still works, with patience and tenderest sympathy, amongst uncared-for children.

    Daybreak | Florence A. Sitwell
  • The room was loathsome, the smell overpowering, the look of abject and uncared-for misery sickening.

    Notes on Old Edinburgh | Isabella L. Bird

British Dictionary definitions for uncared-for


/ (ˌʌnˈkɛədfɔː) /

  1. not cared for; neglected

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