Definition of unloved in English:



  • Not loved.

    ‘Melanie felt lonely and unloved’
    ‘a large and unloved bureaucracy’
    • ‘Can you suggest a practical solution that Martha would accept without making her feel unloved and unwanted?’
    • ‘The other night we saw a poor, abandoned, unwanted, unloved creature by the side of the road.’
    • ‘Lucy, who lives locally, says even as a young girl she felt alienated from her family - unloved and unwanted.’
    • ‘Also feeling rejected and unloved are Blue, upset at not being nominated for any Brit awards this year.’
    • ‘You will find the fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, fear of being controlled, fear of being unloved and the desire to love and be loved.’
    • ‘The old scenario of unwanted and unloved gifts can be a burden for many - those things can take up valuable space and never be used.’
    • ‘Feeling unloved and neglected by her husband during his days as player, she embarks on a love affair with a writer, Max Halliday.’
    • ‘Now, however, public libraries are under the cosh; neglected, unloved, misunderstood and abused.’
    • ‘I'm starting to develop a new fondness for my poor, unloved, rejected rejects.’
    • ‘What kind of policy is this where senior citizens are made to feel unloved and unwanted?’
    • ‘Is it not a huge problem in today's society that there are too many children who are unloved and neglected?’
    • ‘With a disliked government and an unloved principal opposition, we have the classic conditions for a third-party surge.’
    • ‘Just because a baby is aborted, this does not mean it was unloved or unwanted, It just simply wasn't the right time.’
    • ‘Great leaders are willing to retire unloved and unpopular as the price for great exertion.’
    • ‘This is why I am pro-choice. If there are unwanted pregnancies is it a reason to bring children into the world that may be unwanted and unloved?’
    • ‘There is also an issue about child abuse, that unwanted children will be unloved and abused.’
    • ‘Though he had never said as much, she knew that part of him feared a return to the old days, when he had been shunted aside; unwanted and unloved.’
    • ‘There are some children in the world who are unwanted, or unloved by their parents.’
    • ‘Canadian John MacMaster brings out all the agony of an unloved man in love with Jenufa.’
    • ‘Now, if this show was unpopular and unloved by the masses, I would buy the argument that people are turned off by the fast-talking.’
    uncared-for, unwanted, friendless, unbeloved, uncherished, unvalued
    unpopular, disliked, hated, detested, loathed
    forsaken, rejected, unwelcome, jilted, shunned, spurned, neglected, outcast, abandoned
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