Meaning of “neglected” in the English Dictionary

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"neglected" in British English

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neglectedadjective

uk /nɪˈɡlek.tɪd/ us /nɪˈɡlek.tɪd/

not receiving enough care or attention:

She was distressed at how neglected the children looked.

More examples

  • The badly neglected paintings have all been carefully restored.
  • His claim to be an important and unjustly neglected painter is sheer self-deception - he's no good at all.
  • The cats were neglected and starving.

(Definition of “neglected” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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