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 GameStop has been shunned by Wall Street for the better part of the past four years and remains unloved by analysts. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "GameStop is set to post earnings next week in the wake of its roller coaster ride," 19 Mar. 2021 Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are unloved or loved too much. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for March 4, 2021: Aries, let your wisdom shine; Pisces, someone flatters you," 4 Mar. 2021 Right upstairs, hulking above 230 Park, is the obtrusive and unloved skyscraper built in 1963 for Pan American World Airways. New York Times, "Atop the McGraw-Hill Building, the Name Stays," 26 Feb. 2021 That established a template that the company would use to buy unloved assets cheaply, often with government backing, and by 2018 the company had moved into the U.S. with two steel acquisitions. Alistair Macdonald, WSJ, "Greensill Problems Put Spotlight on Steel Tycoon Once Feted by Royalty," 3 Mar. 2021 Renovating the garden level of a duplex in a Charlestown brownstone included turning an unloved office into a stylish bath for very special clients: the owner’s two Irish setter champion show dogs. BostonGlobe.com, "Home design ideas: A closet becomes a walk-in shower," 26 Feb. 2021 To them, being fat means being ugly, rejected, unloved, and unlovable. Your Fat Friend, SELF, "The Surprising Liberation I Find Hiding Within Unintentional Fat Jokes," 24 Feb. 2021 Inside Kaliningrad, nationalist groups took to speaking up for the unloved House of Soviets, whatever its flaws. New York Times, "The Haunted House of Soviets Gets a New Life," 16 Feb. 2021 The price of silver is rallying as the online trading movement fueling the rise of unloved shares like GameStop took a shine to the precious metal. CBS News, "WallStreetBets triggers silver market frenzy in attempt to stick it to Wall Street," 1 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of unloved

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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2 Apr 2021

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“Unloved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unloved. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unloved

: not loved by anyone

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