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neglected

adjective

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showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect
  • a neglected teddy bear, missing one eye and both ears, shoved into the closet

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neglected

verb
past tense of neglect

Synonyms & Antonyms of neglected (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to fail to give proper attention to
  • as usual the news media neglected the real issues of the campaign and focused on personalities

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2 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness
  • I've neglected my garden, and now it's overgrown with weeds

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3 to miss the opportunity or obligation
  • conveniently, the job applicant neglected to mention his criminal record

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The first known use of neglected was in 1570

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“Neglected.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/neglected. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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