ne·​glect·​ed | \ ni-ˈglek-təd How to pronounce neglected (audio) \

Definition of neglected

: not given proper or necessary care or attention neglected children a neglected subject a sadly neglected garden

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Examples of neglected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Partners in Health is also still there, having turned neglected medical centers into teaching hospitals. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, "Paul Farmer’s Fight Against the ‘Medical Deserts’ of the World," 5 Mar. 2021 More important than these technical skills, which is often not posed as urgent, and so neglected, are the new rules of the game. Nell Derick Debevoise, Forbes, "The GPS You Need To Avoid Getting Left Behind In The Future Of Work," 1 Mar. 2021 At first, Haywood focused on flipping neglected houses., "Our subscribers make this reporting possible. Please consider supporting local journalism.," 24 Feb. 2021 The book addresses itself to an urgent but neglected set of questions arising from a paradigm shift in human self-conception. New York Times, "Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us," 23 Feb. 2021 Set them in a wicker basket or a hanging planter, and watch the long, droopy stems bring greenery into neglected spaces, like empty window sills, dressers, or showers. Brionna Jimerson, Glamour, "The Best Indoor Plants to Liven Up Your Space in 2021," 4 Jan. 2021 Some of these countries are among the most neglected and conflict-ridden in the world. Folashade Soule, Quartz Africa, "What Africans really think about China’s role in Africa," 21 Nov. 2020 One resident’s vision to clean up a small, neglected strip of land is uniting residents and sparking joy in Cochran Heights, a tiny historic neighborhood tucked near North Central Expressway and Henderson Avenue in East Dallas. Mary Jacobs, Dallas News, "From eyesore to ‘ahh’: Dallas neighbors transform an ugly alley into a pleasant space," 28 Oct. 2020 Proceeds for the event will benefit CASA Collin County, an organization that advocates for neglected or abused children. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "At this drive-through pumpkin patch in McKinney, you can celebrate the season safely," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of neglected

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neglected

from past participle of neglect entry 1

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The first known use of neglected was in 1570

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20 Mar 2021

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“Neglected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of neglected

: not given enough attention or care

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