un·​loved ˌən-ˈləvd How to pronounce unloved (audio)
: 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 Before cleaning, do a major sweep through the house looking for duplicate, broken, unloved and unused items. Kathryn Weber, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 There seemed to be little doubt that the unloved home team would lose their home opener Sunday to the seemingly Super-Bowl bound San Francisco 49ers and their enormous fan base Sunday at SoFi Stadium. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 In 2018, the unloved Woodland Hills manor sold for just $1.5 million, according to public records, despite its five bedrooms and six baths in nearly 8,000 square feet of living space. James McClain, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2023 But in this Tempest, the unsung text also feels unloved. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 30 Aug. 2023 Buckingham Palace: Coronation backdrop, tourist attraction, unloved home Massive crowds are expected in central London for Saturday’s coronation. William Booth, Washington Post, 2 May 2023 Stock markets expect a Covid-19 vaccine to be approved this year that is only 50% to 60% effective, leaving room for some unloved equities to rally if the shot turns out to be more protective, according to Balyasny Asset Management’s Dmitry Balyasny. Adam Haigh, Bloomberg.com, 14 Oct. 2020 Some connectors along highway routes are particularly unloved, with an average utilization rate of 1 percent, according to the study. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Apr. 2023 Unorthodox does not mean unloved. Mychal Denzel Smith, Men's Health, 3 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unloved was in the 15th century

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“Unloved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unloved. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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