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uncared-for

[uhn-kaird-fawr]
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adjective
  1. untended; neglected; unkempt: The garden had an uncared-for look.
  2. not cared for; not liked or favored: uncared-for reminders of youth.
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Origin of uncared-for

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Related Words

deserteddesolatedilapidatedbroken-downneglecteddingycrumblingdecrepitramshackleseedyderelictricketytackydisplaceddestitutedispossesseddown-and-outitinerantrefugeevagrant

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Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for uncared-for

uncared-for

adjective
  1. not cared for; neglected
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