overlooked

adjective
over·​looked | \ ˌō-vər-ˈlu̇kt How to pronounce overlooked (audio) \

Definition of overlooked

: not seen, noticed, or considered Below the canopies of these massive conifers, however, is the often overlooked ground cover that we'd like to recognize and appreciate: bryophytes, also known as moss and liverworts.— Tyson Gillard As well as revisiting the traditional narratives of politics and war, historians are now becoming more interested in previously overlooked histories—especially those of class and gender.— Mary McAuliffe But sometimes the simplest fixes are also the most overlooked.— David Posey

First Known Use of overlooked

1674, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2021

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“Overlooked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overlooked. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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