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English definition of “sheltered”

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
(Definition of sheltered from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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