un·​heed·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈhē-dəd How to pronounce unheeded (audio) \

Definition of unheeded

: not attended or listened to : not heeded unheeded warnings

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Recent Examples on the Web But Totally Under Control refuses to look away, and being reminded of how many warnings went unheeded is unnerving. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "The COVID-19 Documentary All Americans Need to See," 19 Oct. 2020 But their calls have gone unheeded, and in the recent Slater Fire, dozens of Karuk members lost their homes. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "The wine bar story I’ve waited seven months to write," 15 Oct. 2020 The passage of time hasn't dimmed the anger or emotion, expressed by not only friends and family, but NASA veterans, some of whom still vividly remember how their concerns went unheeded or ignored, and the arrogance bred by the program's success. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Challenger' celebrates the crew while charting what went wrong with the doomed flight," 16 Sep. 2020 The plea went unheeded, and the NLRB issued its employer-friendly rule in February. Ian Macdougall, ProPublica, "“Cover Up”: House Democrats Subpoena Documents That NLRB Refused to Share in Ethics Investigation," 15 Sep. 2020 In too many places, the warnings went unheeded and the results have been tragic. Jon Geffen And Mark Osler, Star Tribune, "Some states have failed to protect prison inmates from COVID. Minnesota is one of them," 3 Sep. 2020 In New York City, the Transport Workers Union's appeals for social distancing protocols and face masks for some 41,000 city transit workers went unheeded at first. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "During a pandemic, unions offer workers some protection, reseach shows," 1 Sep. 2020 Plus: An unheeded red flag at Facebook, TikTok security questions, and this week’s once-in-a-century disaster. Steven Levy, Wired, "How Many of Maria Ressa’s Warnings Will We Ignore?," 28 Aug. 2020 But in the years that followed, Santiago’s warning would go largely unheeded. Michael Grabell, ProPublica, "Meatpacking Companies Dismissed Years of Warnings but Now Say Nobody Could Have Prepared for COVID-19," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of unheeded

1611, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2020

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“Unheeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unheeded. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unheeded

: heard or noticed but then ignored or not followed

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