[syn: neglected, unattended]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Neglect \Neg*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Neglected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Neglecting.] [L. neglectus, p. p. of neglegere
(negligere) to disregard, neglect, the literal sense prob.
being, not to pick up; nec not, nor (fr. ne not + -que, a
particle akin to Goth. -h, -uh, and prob. to E. who; cf.
Goth. nih nor) + L. legere to pick up, gather. See No,
adv., Legend, Who.]
1. Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear
one's duty in regard to; to allow to pass unimproved,
unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight;
as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.
My absence doth neglect no great designs. --Shak.
This, my long suffering and my day of grace,
Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
2. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or
respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
Syn: To slight; overlook; disregard; disesteem; contemn. See
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: disregarded; "his cries were unheeded"; "Shaw's neglected
one-act comedy, `A Village Wooing'"; "her ignored advice"
[syn: ignored, neglected, unheeded]
2: lacking a caretaker; "a neglected child"; "many casualties
were lying unattended" [syn: neglected, unattended]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "neglected":
abandoned, deserted, disregarded, forgotten, half-done, ignored,
ill-requited, ill-rewarded, laid aside, left undone, missed,
omitted, overlooked, passed by, passed over, passed up,
pigeonholed, put aside, run-down, shunted, sidelined, sidetracked,
slighted, unaccomplished, unachieved, unacknowledged, unasked,
unattained, unattended to, uncared-for, unchaperoned, uncompleted,
unconsidered, unconsummated, uncredited, undischarged, undone,
unexecuted, unfairly neglected, unfinished, unfulfilled, unheeded,
unperformed, unrealized, unrecognized, unregarded, unrequited,
unrewarded, unsolicited, untended, unthanked, unwatched