[ UK /nɪɡlˈɛktɪd/ ]
[ US /nəˈɡɫɛktəd, nɪˈɡɫɛktɪd/ ]
  1. disregarded
    Shaw's neglected one-act comedy, `A Village Wooing'
    his cries were unheeded
    her ignored advice
  2. lacking a caretaker
    a neglected child
    many casualties were lying unattended
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How To Use neglected In A Sentence

  • Over the winter months we've been doing a great deal of clearing up on our part-neglected croft garden, grubbing out and shredding dead shrubs and cutting back those that have either grown too large or are crowding others.
  • Meg looked worn and nervous, the babies absorbed every minute of her time, the house was neglected, and Kitty, the cook, who took life 'aisy', kept him on short commons. Little Women
  • This report is one in a long line showing how essential aspects of care are being neglected. Times, Sunday Times
  • He neglected to point out that the current policies have failed miserably, in every way.
  • The collegers came from a wide social range, though conditions in College were bad and the boys much neglected until the reforms brought in by Provost Hodgson (1840-53).
  • He was always keen to promote works by contemporary composers and also favoured neglected works. Times, Sunday Times
  • Pluralists have even tried to adapt Schumpeter's account, but have neglected his strong elitist account of input politics.
  • Is it not a huge problem in today's society that there are too many children who are unloved and neglected?
  • They called the prospects of U.S. success in Iraq "farfetched," writing: "We are skeptical of recent press coverage portraying the conflict as increasing manageable and feel it has neglected the mounting civil, political and social unrest we see every day. CNN Transcript Sep 14, 2007
  • The group claims the airlines neglected their duty of care by failing to take adequate steps to prevent passengers developing economy class syndrome.
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