Share this entry
unadopted Line breaks: un|adopt¦ed
Pronunciation: /ʌnəˈdɒptɪd/

Definition of unadopted in English:


(Of a road) not taken over for maintenance by a local authority: the turning led her along an unadopted road for half a mile access roads are to remain unadopted
More example sentences
  • Living on an unadopted road we receive no surface maintenance, no street lighting, and the only evidence of a police presence is to set a speed trap virtually every Sunday to snare motorists in a revenue generating exercise.
  • He says he put the soil, which he says is actually scrapings of road surfaces, at the bottom of the unmarked road and it will be used for road repairs following complaints about the state of the unadopted highway.
  • The £29 charge for the replacement of stolen wheelie bins is expected to be reconsidered and there could be action on poorly-lit streets and unadopted roads.

Words that rhyme with unadopted

unprompted • unwanted
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources