- without attendance; lacking an audience, spectators, etc.: an unattended meeting.
- not accompanied; not associated with, as a concomitant effect or result: a flash of lightning unattended by thunder.
- not cared for or ministered to: unattended patients; an unattended injury.
- not taken in charge; not watched over: an unattended switchboard.
- not accompanied, as by an attendant or companion; alone: The queen was unattended.
- unheeded; not listened to; disregarded: unattended warning signals.
- not tended to; not done or carried out, as a task (usually followed by to): He left his studies unattended to.
Origin of unattended
Examples from the Web for unattended
The sweep team was leading the way when it came upon an unattended red car parked along the route.The President and the Tow Truck Driver
September 25, 2014
In the opening scene, a 10-year old Steven notices an unattended backpack in a train station.In a New Novel, Apathetic Teenagers Usher in the Apocalypse
June 9, 2014
In the script, the cheetahs drift from their owner and roam suburban Mexico unattended.The Best Scenes From Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Screenplay
October 27, 2013
It collects a growing quantity of intelligence, much of which goes forgotten and unattended.Manning Is Guilty and So Is the Army That Sent Him Overseas
Brian Van Reet
August 22, 2013
In Washington, the police chief warned that unattended cars parked near critical buildings would be towed.NYC on High Alert
September 10, 2011
Even when his Royal Highness honours me with his presence he is unattended.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
She had died at a lodging in the country, alone and unattended.The Christian
He came swiftly across the lawn to her, unattended and unannounced.The Traitors</p>
E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
I will get acquainted with this boy; and, for once, let love be unattended by doubt.'The Young Duke
The mother was unattended, save by her husband—no other woman was near.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14
- not looked after or cared for
- unaccompanied or alone
- not listened to