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

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And protracted political uncertainty has thwarted his hoped-for recovery in the price of unloved stocks, such as retailers and housebuilders. The Economist, "Neil Woodford, star fund-manager, comes a cropper," 6 June 2019 The Italian-American luxury car lived a short three years from 1989 to 1991 and remains ridiculed and largely unloved today. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Hoard of 15 Chrysler TCs hits Craigslist for one low price," 24 Aug. 2018 An automotive icon rides out on an unloved model, perhaps never to be seen again. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "The VW Beetle Is Dead Because They Made It Too Good," 13 Sep. 2018 Others gave birth to unloved babies; some agonized over whether to give them away. Washington Post, "Silent pain: Rohingya rape survivors’ babies quietly emerge," 5 July 2018 Renee feels unloved and unseen, and her deepest wish—clearly a shallow one—is to be beautiful. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Amy Schumer Gives I Feel Pretty Its Confidence and Charm," 20 Apr. 2018 There, a handful of people with cameras and tripods arrive for a fashion shoot beside an unloved merry-go-round. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, "Eating Alone," 6 July 2018 More from the pit: Give B&D points for chicken and turkey, usually the unloved stepchildren of the pit. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: B&D Icehouse," 15 June 2018 This child, feeling isolated and unloved, becomes secretive, devious and manipulative, even dangerous. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Summer 1993’ Review: Darkness Under the Spanish Sun," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of unloved

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unloved

: not loved by anyone

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having a desire to acquire more things

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