un·​heed·​ed ˌən-ˈhē-dəd How to pronounce unheeded (audio)
: not attended or listened to : not heeded
unheeded warnings

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Doyle’s warning went unheeded, a fact that Southern Baptist leaders must now regret. Matthew Schmitz, WSJ, 31 May 2022 That cry for help often goes unheeded in the presence of a fetal heartbeat, even if the demise of the pregnancy is inevitable. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 12 May 2022 The message went unheeded as these young stars were treated like monsters and barred from playing shows. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 14 Mar. 2022 Their request that the board delay certification went unheeded. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez And Isaac Stanley-becker, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Nov. 2022 In our era of perpetual warfare, with its boomerang effects on domestic liberties and civic trust, such insights remain unheeded. Brandon M. Terry, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Darany also complained that his previous warnings about the city needing more time to implement Arabic-language ballots went unheeded. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, 7 Nov. 2022 Desperate calls to the police went unheeded as victims were trampled and smothered. Choe Sang-hun, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Nov. 2022 Here’s a look back at how the disaster unfolded – and the early danger signs that went unheeded. Teele Rebane, CNN, 4 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unheeded was in 1611

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“Unheeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unheeded. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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