Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not looked after; neglected.

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  • adjective Lacking care; neglected.

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  • adjective lacking needed care and attention

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Examples

  • Appalled by the problem of the uncared-for, the government enacts measures that give them insurance coverage.

    Obamacare’s Fatal Flaw

  • Appalled by the problem of the uncared-for, the government enacts measures that give them insurance coverage.

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  • 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.

    Dr. Cheryl Pappas: Mother's Day: A Tribute To My Best Friend

  • 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.

    Dr. Cheryl Pappas: Mother's Day: A Tribute To My Best Friend

  • The Salamanders would not have allowed him to lie there uncared-for.

    red dust

  • 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.

    'Writing On The Edge' Excerpt: Paradise Lost For Armenian Refugees

  • 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.

    Britons renew their love of seaside resorts as cost of holidays abroad soars

  • 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.

    'Writing On The Edge' Excerpt: Paradise Lost For Armenian Refugees

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Feeling like a bottle of shook champagne...

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