- 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
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Examples from the Web for uncared-for
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.A Cursory History of Swearing
His uncared-for wound was like a red-hot prong in his flesh.The Lone Star Ranger
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.The Business of Being a Woman
Ida M. Tarbell
- not cared for; neglected