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NEGLECTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does neglected mean? 

NEGLECTED (adjective)
  The adjective NEGLECTED has 2 senses:

1. disregarded
2. lacking a caretaker

  Familiarity information: NEGLECTED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEGLECTED (adjective)


Sense 1neglected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disregarded

Synonyms:

ignored; neglected; unheeded

Context examples:

his cries were unheeded / Shaw's neglected one-act comedy, 'A Village Wooing' / her ignored advice

Similar:

unnoticed (not noticed)


Sense 2neglected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking a caretaker

Synonyms:

neglected; unattended

Context examples:

a neglected child / many casualties were lying unattended

Similar:

uncared-for (lacking needed care and attention)


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