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uncared-for

[uhn-kaird-fawr] /ʌnˈkɛərdˌfɔr/
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.
Origin of uncared-for
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • 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
  • One of the most pitiful examples of this failure to connect is that of the childless woman and the friendless, uncared-for child.

  • He soon caught up with it, but saw no one on deck, and the craft had a dingy and uncared-for appearance that was not reassuring.

    The Master Key L. Frank Baum
  • It was set well back from the highway in the shadow of tall pines, and looked lonely and uncared-for.

    The Statesmen Snowbound Robert Fitzgerald
  • Heaps of rubbish dotted the uncared-for green about the place.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • His heart was touched with kindest sympathy for the uncared-for Colored paupers in Cincinnati.

  • Mr. Meredith still wore slippers and dressing gown, and his dark hair still fell in uncared-for locks over his high brow.

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

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • In course of time the rain perforated the uncared-for vaultings of these shady galleries.

    The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
  • An uncared-for garden filled with rubbish occupies the centre.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
British Dictionary definitions for uncared-for

uncared-for

/ˌʌnˈkɛədfɔː/
adjective
1.
not cared for; neglected
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