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sheltered

adjective
 
 
/ˈʃeltəd/
covered or protected from bad weather or danger: a sheltered spot by the wallDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingSafe and secure
a sheltered existence/life/upbringing, etc If you have a sheltered life, you are protected too much and experience very little danger or excitement.Naive and trustingInexperienced (of people)Inexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
sheltered accommodation/housing UK houses for old and sick people in a place where help can be given if it is neededDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingSafe and secure
Translations of “sheltered”
in Chinese (Traditional) 受庇護的,不受壞天氣侵襲的…
in Russian защищенный…
in Turkish korunaklı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受庇护的,不受坏天气侵袭的…
in Polish osłonięty…
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