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neglected

adjective uk   /nɪˈɡlek.tɪd/ us  
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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