unheeded

adjective
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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After Ukraine declared independence in 1991, a group called the Kiev Patriarchate split from the Russian church, but its calls for recognition went unheeded. James Marson, WSJ, "New Ukrainian Church Marks a Victory for President, Setback for Moscow," 16 Dec. 2018 Hubris is an essential ingredient of that story, and Messrs. Lewis and Maslin point to several early predictions, all of them unheeded, of looming disaster. Christoph Irmscher, WSJ, "‘The Human Planet’ Review: A Perilous Past and a Fuzzy Future," 26 July 2018 But the warnings all seemingly went unheeded, and authorities say the teenager was able to march into his former school on Valentine’s Day and kill 17 students and staff, wounding 17 others. Mark Berman, Washington Post, "Parkland suspect detailed plans in chilling videos: ‘I’m going to be the next school shooter’," 30 May 2018 The warning, delivered one year ago, went unheeded. Jan Hefler, Philly.com, "'Just get out.' Mom warned daughter before her partner killed her," 8 July 2018 The report of the Expert Commission for the Future of the Valley of the Fallen, delivered to the government nine days after the election, went unheeded. Matías Costa, Smithsonian, "The Battle Over the Memory of the Spanish Civil War," 28 June 2018 Their recommendations are not legally binding, and hundreds of their recommendations go unheeded each year. Nadia Hilliard, Washington Post, "Last week’s IG report about the FBI made a big splash. Here’s you need to know about Inspectors General.," 18 June 2018 Her requests to the company that was selling the toilet paper on Amazon went unheeded. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Here's what to check on Amazon to avoid a crazy $7,000 shipping bill," 18 May 2018 The children's pleas went unheeded, and as the man grabbed the wheel, Martinez slammed into a retaining wall on I-43. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee mom who crashed van full of children on freeway sentenced to prison," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of unheeded

1611, in the meaning defined above

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unheeded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unheeded

: heard or noticed but then ignored or not followed

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