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English definition of “neglected”

neglected

adjective     /nɪˈɡlek.tɪd/
not receiving enough care or attention : She was distressed at how neglected the children looked .Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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