un·​loved | \ˌən-ˈləvd \

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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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 But as the long-unloved community gets investment, an undertone of uneasiness and struggle is taking root. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: Uneasiness along Atlanta’s newest gentrification front," 29 May 2018 Each time, the unloved president’s party proceeded to suffer devastating losses in the autumn. The Economist, "We think the Democrats are favoured to take the House," 26 May 2018 Millions of devices with little to no active maintenance are now permanently online, enabling the creation of massive botnets as the devices go unpatched and unloved. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s bid to secure the Internet of Things: Custom Linux, custom chips, Azure," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unloved

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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