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[luhvd] /lʌvd/
held in deep affection; cherished:
loved companions; much-loved friends.
Origin of loved
1250-1300; Middle English
Related forms
unloved, adjective
well-loved, adjective Unabridged
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  • She felt grieved, and her lonely, unloved position rose up before her in more bitterness and more fear than it was wont to do.

    Agatha's Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Rosemary's eyes filled at the thought of Aunt Matilda, unloved and unsought.

  • Many a knight of the hanger was sent to Davy Jones in this summary fashion, unloved in life and cursed in the article of death.

  • I cannot send Leigh out of my house to be neglected and unloved.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • unloved, uncared for, my early years presented but few pleasures.

  • "No—that's the worst of it; they're unloved letters," Mrs. Touchett retorted.

    The Touchstone Edith Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for unloved


not loved or cared for: feeling neglected and unloved
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unloved

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of love (v.).

He that can love unloved again,
Hath better store of love than brain
[Robert Ayton (1570-1638)]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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