Adjective "neglected" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Suffering a lack of proper care.
  1. 'I daresay there is not enough space at your lodgings, and I have already become Mr. Wade's home for neglected animals.'
  2. 'In addition, the owner may be ordered to reimburse the county or private organization for the costs of caring for the neglected horse.'
  3. 'Kelly thinks she is alone and abandoned in the present, when she actually is reliving her past as a neglected child.'
  4. 'I banged on about malnourished and neglected old persons, but not everyone believed me.'
  5. 'Our much-appreciated donations would be better spent caring for unwanted pets, abused and neglected animals, and sick or injured wildlife.'
  6. 'Nevertheless, notes Gregory, states have guardianship of abused and neglected foster children and have a responsibility to protect them.'
  7. 'Adoption offers a real alternative so that childhood, for many abused and neglected children, will become more than a test of endurance.'
  8. 'a neglected area of research'
  9. 'This excellent record of his thoughtful and troubled career as architect, restorer, scholar, and writer throws much light on a neglected and turbulent period of Victorian architecture.'
  10. 'Since I have to catch up with a number of neglected chores and duties from these last couple of weeks, blogging will be light for a few days.'
  11. 'Its wonderful treatment of capital theory - in particular the often neglected distinction between rent and interest - was just icing on the cake.'
  12. 'Simultaneously he recommended the rebuilding of neglected land resources, notably farm woodlands, pasture, and hay lands.'
  13. 'Despite this, the present study is deemed relevant because it provided insight into a neglected area of service provision, and confirmed and added to earlier studies.'
  14. 'I wish we would have this kind of pledges in all the forgotten and neglected emergencies in Africa and elsewhere, where also hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake.'
  15. 'But the book is not just a lurid story; he has spent the requisite time in the archives, among neglected diaries and correspondence.'
  16. 'The past forty years have demonstrated how people instinctively turn to the past to help understand the present and how events draw our attention to previously neglected historical subjects.'
  17. 'The solution was to revive the neglected craft of soap making.'
  18. 'I think it is a neglected area, and I think that just follows the trend of psychology in general and a lot of areas.'


1. to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

2. to be remiss in the care or treatment of: to neglect one's family; to neglect one's appearance.

3. to omit, through indifference or carelessness: to neglect to reply to an invitation.

4. to fail to carry out or perform (orders, duties, etc.): to neglect the household chores.

5. to fail to take or use: to neglect no precaution. noun

More examples(as adjective)

"topics can be neglected in campaigns."

"symbols can be neglected by scientists."

"silences can be neglected in schools."

"places can be neglected at moments."

"people can be neglected by travellers."

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