uncared-for


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un·cared-for

(ŭn-kârd′fôr′)
adj.
Not looked after; neglected.

uncared-for

(ˌʌnˈkɛədfɔː)
adj
1. not cared for; neglected

un•cared-for

(ʌnˈkɛərdˌfɔr)

adj.
1. not tended; neglected.
2. not liked or favored.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncared-for - lacking needed care and attentionuncared-for - lacking needed care and attention  
cared-for - having needed care and attention; "well-cared-for children"
Translations

uncared-for

[ˈʌnˈkɛədfɔːʳ] ADJ [person] → abandonado, desamparado; [appearance] → desaseado, de abandono; [building etc] → abandonado

uncared-for

adj garden, handsungepflegt; childvernachlässigt, verwahrlost

uncared-for

[ˌʌnˈkɛədfɔːʳ] adj (child, garden) → trascurato/a; (nails) → non curato/a
References in classic literature ?
He himself felt the difference - he realised his ignorance, his unkempt and uncared-for appearance.
The uncared-for power consumers have also had to bear the brunt of unmet target of recoveries.
The house is deceptively large, and at the minute it is unloved and uncared-for, and this is clear when you enter.
The councillors called the meeting after claiming some parts of the borough now resemble an 'uncared-for and derelict wasteland.' The council said staff were now working at "full stretch" under "extremely challenging circumstances" after a winter of poor weather meant setbacks and lost time.
I didn't go with her, I was too afraid Regret came to drip as from an uncared-for old tap As the weeks tormented me over What I'd let slip from my lap I saw blue eye shadow, the choker tied at the back Like an ebony slash at her throat then, Crushed-velvet top, also black.
A string of uncared-for bus shelters does not constitute a bus station (naming and shaming to come).
A walk down from South Gosforth to Heaton recently revealed a rubbish strewn, uncared-for wasteland, rapidly being claimed back by tall nettles and other natural vegetation.
Films have documented her most humble life with the unwanted and uncared-for patients of leprosy and the poorest of the poor.
Mother Teresa had offered grace and now the world-renowned minister to the unwanted, unloved, uncared-for was telling me about her visit to Philadelphia to raise funds for the Missionaries of Charity.
He argues that a universal feeling seems to exist that there is something wrong about not caring for the dead body and that the uncared-for body is unbearable.
Allowing ballet dancers to stay while insisting nurses go sounds like a line from a sitcom - but we won't be laughing when desperately ill patients are left uncared-for on hospital wards.