un·​loved | \ ˌən-ˈləvd How to pronounce unloved (audio) \

Definition of unloved

: not loved or cherished an unloved, abandoned dog unloved houses My job is to lighten the spirit and love the heck out of people who feel really unloved.— Wynonna Judd

Examples of unloved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ubiquitous, unloved contraptions are a key feature of US economy. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 14 May 2022 Many were unloved: they were beached in industrial zones, left for dead at mom-and-pop junkyards, or forgotten behind a barn. Ronan Glon, Car and Driver, 10 May 2022 And certainly the theme of teens feeling unloved and unwanted will never die. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 30 Mar. 2022 These were unloved spaces, often created by theater companies dicing up vast single-screen properties into tinier houses, to add screenings and maximize profit. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, 23 Mar. 2022 Unlike the many orphans, infants, and laborers who in his novels perish unloved and unwanted, Dickens lived on into middle age. Charlie Tyson, The Atlantic, 15 Mar. 2022 The little girl is handed over to servants who are instructed to keep her quiet and out of the way — an arrangement that leaves her spoiled, selfish, and unloved. Sarah Schutte, National Review, 13 Mar. 2022 The war in Ukraine scrambled global energy markets, with one especially unloved commodity—coal—enjoying a renaissance as European countries look again at the dirty fuel to establish energy independence from Russia. Rhiannon Hoyle And Joe Wallace, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 Coal, a fossil fuel even more unloved than oil, provides some examples. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unloved

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unloved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unloved. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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