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

Definition of unheeded

: not attended or listened to : not heeded unheeded warnings

Examples of unheeded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The requirement that dues, now $75 a month, be paid on time also is often unheeded by the membership, which has declined from 60 in the peak years to about 20. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 For months, appeals from European capitals and affected families to drop the ban went unheeded. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, 22 Sep. 2021 The report focuses on problems in the bank’s risk management unit, human errors in judgment and unheeded risk in concentrated positions, some of the people said. Margot Patrick, WSJ, 27 July 2021 So many warnings — from just about everyone with expertise or a conscience — have gone unheeded to bring us to this point. BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2021 So why do long lists of valid threats go unheeded and under-funded? Steve Andriole, Forbes, 6 July 2021 For longtime financial journalist Michael Lewis, though, the effort to comprehend and contain the spread of Covid-19 mostly represents a tragic parable of unheeded expertise and thwarted procedural efficiency. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 11 May 2021 Though unheeded at the time, Welles’ memo was used as a primary reference for a 1998 re-edit of Touch of Evil to get the film more in line with his vision. Christian Holub, EW.com, 15 Apr. 2021 But to read the report now is to see a range of unheeded recommendations, fueling public and private questioning of the N.C.A.A. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unheeded

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unheeded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unheeded. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unheeded

: heard or noticed but then ignored or not followed

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