Definition of neglected adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

neglected

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//nɪˈɡlektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɪˈɡlektɪd//
 
 
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not receiving enough care or attention neglected children a neglected area of researchExtra examples His tools lay neglected in the garden. It is a sadly neglected work. She is an excellent and unjustly neglected author. The building is sorely neglected. The group of street children looked ragged and neglected.
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