Definition of undefended in English:



  • Not defended.

    ‘undefended frontiers’
    ‘legal aid for undefended divorces’
    • ‘The Scandinavians actually found the city undefended, and entered it on 1 November 866.’
    • ‘On that date, Colonel James Montgomery took several companies of the regiment on a raid to the undefended and nearly deserted town of Darien.’
    • ‘You of all people should have known that we'd never leave my vessel undefended.’
    • ‘We don't know what they have already over there, and I don't want to leave this position undefended trying to take out a garrison station.’
    • ‘The assault by Flemings in 1174 apparently went undefended and the city was sacked.’
    • ‘There was no effective communication system within the stadium, and the police proved unable to prevent illegal entry across undefended fencing.’
    • ‘But only 66 properties, all of them currently undefended, were inundated after rivers and streams burst their banks.’
    • ‘The Sea Beggars found it undefended as Spanish troops were in Utrecht putting down riots.’
    • ‘It is the world's longest undefended frontier.’
    • ‘So, did we therefore see a Champions League title go undefended?’
    • ‘She walks like a lady of promise and stature, alone and undefended on the street.’
    • ‘Not realising that he was charged with a capital offence, the undefended Downey pleaded guilty.’
    • ‘The agency has told Harrogate Council that the 11-acre site beside the River Ure is within an undefended area and the risk of flooding is unacceptable.’
    • ‘Close to two typical Cornish settlements enclosed by ditches and banks known as ‘rounds’, this one was apparently undefended.’
    • ‘Since they are wearing bug repellent they only have a very small few spots on their body that is left undefended and ripe for the picking, and these sweet spots can sometimes be pretty hard to get at.’
    • ‘Although its harbour was left undefended, often causing shortages, the Goths could not capture Rome.’
    • ‘My own conclusion, which I shall leave undefended here, is that such an investigation leads to the view that cases of moral luck are both inescapable and troubling.’
    • ‘Oh look, there it is, slap bang in the middle of that big empty room, totally undefended.’
    • ‘And a vulnerable nation was left undefended against an unspeakable threat.’
    • ‘The attack could render a significant portion of the military forces either undefended or non-operational leaving them in a highly vulnerable position.’
    in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk, endangered, unsafe, unprotected, ill-protected, unguarded
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