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Definition of "uncared-for" []

  • Not looked after; neglected. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uncared-for" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
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