from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not looked after; neglected.
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- adj. Lacking care; neglected.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking needed care and attention
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Appalled by the problem of the uncared-for, the government enacts measures that give them insurance coverage.
Wicked stepmother; depressed absent father; at age 8, mothered her uncared-for baby sister, who grew up believing that my mother was her mother; a teenage beauty; A+ high school student; career and college desires deleted by family enslavement.
I grew up on the Sussex coast in the 1970s and 80s, a period when seasonal crowds ebbed away, hotels were left to rot before "spontaneously" burning down, and B&Bs valiantly tried to fill vacancies by providing sanctuaries for the uncared-for in the community.
From a regional base in the lakeside town of Sevan -- a collection of glum Soviet buildings scattered over a high plateau, with a decrepit ferris wheel strangely creaking in the wind at its entrance -- young Belgian psychologist Dr. Luk Van Baelen leads me on a journey into the dark world of the uncared-for mind.
The Salamanders would not have allowed him to lie there uncared-for.
There's a small, unkempt, uncared-for garden at the back, south-facing, running up to the embankment of the District & Piccadilly line; the landlady's daughter, who showed me round, practically skipped with delight when I asked tentatively if I might do a little gardening.
A few years ago the Soul in the City project drew in thousands of young volunteers in Manchester and then in London, reclaiming uncared-for space, such as half-derelict adventure playgrounds.
An uncared-for environment invites vandalism, and a downward spiral is set in motion.
Some urban development has created desolate and uncared-for cityscapes, in which people do not want to spend time and which are distant from where anyone lives.
The best and brightest man of his generation, who with talents immeasurably beyond any of his contemporaries, with industry that has often sickened me to witness it, with everything in his favor but blind luck, hounded by disaster from his cradle, with none of the joy of life to which he was entitled, dying at last, with nameless suffering, alone and uncared-for in a California tavern.
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