neglected neglected  /nəɡ ˈlɛk təd/


  1. (adj) disregarded
  2. (adj) lacking a caretaker



  1. One of the most neglected muscles in the human body may also be one of the most important.
  2. Although his career has been focused on curing disease, von Eschenbach has a unique opportunity to prevent disease by bolstering the long-neglected food side of the agency.
  3. The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation has allocated billions for research on neglected diseases.


  1. Neglected Privacy Board to Probe Spygate Scandal

    A long neglected and overlooked federal oversight board hit the limelight today when NSA chief Keith Alexander agreed publicly to cooperate with an investigation into the spygate scandal by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.                
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Brain function deteriorates in neglected or abused children

    PONTYPOOL, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Neglected or emotionally abused preschool children exhibit behavioral difficulties and require prompt evaluation and interventions, British researchers say.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Neglected property is a scourge, say neighbors

    One of the more frustrating scenarios for city residents is when a neighboring home has been neglected or abandoned.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Cumberland Times-News


  1. "What Senator McCain neglected to mention was that during those 30 years, he was in Washington for 26 of them," Obama said.
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I think sometimes British politicians and British leaders have been so preoccupied by those ties, that they have neglected to build the wider relationships in the world," Hague said. "From now on we will not neglect the wider world."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: William Hague Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We've committed so many lives, so much money, here, and we've neglected so many things inside the borders of the United States," said Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: The Associated Press

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