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What is another word for neglected?

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Adjective
Disregarded, not receiving any proper attention
“This neglected issue can only benefit from vigorous debate.”
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Having been abandoned or forsaken
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“It is a suit of mourning, that lies neglected at the bottom of the chest, and only shows itself now and then upon melancholy occasions.”
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Not receiving love or affection
“Previous retrospective assessments in younger samples of childhood victimization and neglect have found that neglected boys and girls were at higher risk for arrests for violent crimes.”
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Displaying severe degradation due to lack of care or attention
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“It had obviously lain neglected and derelict for some time before the present occupiers arrived, and there's clearly still some work to do.”
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(of a garden) Overrun with weeds due to lack of care or attention
“You can make a difference now by finding a piece of land that needs some lovin', maybe a vacant lot, or perhaps your elderly neighbor's neglected garden.”
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Barren or deserted
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“Turning a bare and neglected landscape into a clean and well-kept one were important functional and aesthetic goals.”
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Deprived of the opportunities and advantages of others
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Which has not been lauded or appreciated
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Having been subjected to oppression or maltreatment
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Not done or completed
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Not noticed or dealt with
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In a state of uncertainty
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Having constant bad luck in romance
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(of time or an opportunity) Not used advantageously
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From, or reminiscent of, an earlier time or era
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Covered with a fungal growth which causes decay, due to age or damp conditions
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Not answered or responded to
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Laid aside, unused, abandoned
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(of farmland) Plowed and harrowed, but left for a period without being sown
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Lacking in order or neatness
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Out of practice in a skill or subject
Verb
(of time or an opportunity) To have failed to take advantage of
Verb
Past tense for to fail to care for or pay attention to
“Sam would sometimes neglect his hygiene by failing to bathe or change into clean clothes.”
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