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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]




ignored; neglected; unheeded

Context examples:

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


unnoticed (not noticed)

Sense 2neglected [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking a caretaker


neglected; unattended

Context examples:

a neglected child / many casualties were lying unattended


uncared-for (lacking needed care and attention)

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