un·​cared-for ˌən-ˈkerd-ˌfȯr How to pronounce uncared-for (audio)
variants or uncared for
: not given proper or necessary attention or care : not cared for : neglected
an uncared-for garden
He had just the same uncared-for, ragged appearance that the house had.Lucy Maud Montgomery
… some broken men … utterly forgotten and uncared forCharles Dickens

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncared-for was in 1597

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“Uncared-for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncared-for. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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