neglected

adjective
ne·​glect·​ed | \ni-ˈglek-təd \

Definition of neglected 

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

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Eventually, the neglected parcels became strings of parks, cemeteries, golf courses and, in time, some of the region’s most attractive neighborhoods, often heavily landscaped and densely wooded. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt takes another significant policy step as controversies swirl," 8 June 2018 Eventually, the neglected parcels became strings of parks, cemeteries, golf courses and, in time, some of the region’s most attractive neighborhoods, often heavily landscaped and densely wooded. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt takes another significant policy step as controversies swirl," 8 June 2018 In Trenton, the beleaguered capital, efforts are underway to revitalize downtown and transform neglected buildings into art galleries and event spaces, yet a shooting at a popular art festival showed how precarious such progress can be. New York Times, "A City Founded by Alexander Hamilton Sets the Stage for Its Next Act," 5 July 2018 After a decade-long search for just the right spot, the Shrewsbury Garden Club has transformed a neglected garden at the side entrance to Town Hall into a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Cynthia Fernandez, BostonGlobe.com, "A sensory garden, a Beatles cover band, and a mentor program itself gets a boost," 13 July 2018 Eventually, the neglected parcels became strings of parks, cemeteries, golf courses and, in time, some of the region’s most attractive neighborhoods, often heavily landscaped and densely wooded. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt takes another significant policy step as controversies swirl," 8 June 2018 Eventually, the neglected parcels became strings of parks, cemeteries, golf courses and, in time, some of the region’s most attractive neighborhoods, often heavily landscaped and densely wooded. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt takes another significant policy step as controversies swirl," 8 June 2018 Eventually, the neglected parcels became strings of parks, cemeteries, golf courses and, in time, some of the region’s most attractive neighborhoods, often heavily landscaped and densely wooded. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt takes another significant policy step as controversies swirl," 8 June 2018 Eventually, the neglected parcels became strings of parks, cemeteries, golf courses and, in time, some of the region’s most attractive neighborhoods, often heavily landscaped and densely wooded. William J. Broad, New York Times, "How the Ice Age Shaped New York," 5 June 2018

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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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