verb (used with object)
Origin of neglect
Examples from the Web for neglected
The adopted children, then 18 months and 2.5 years old, came to the family abused and neglected, Wisner says.
The opposite phenomenon also occurs: neglected writers who ascend to prominence only posthumously.
“So many kids from institutionalized settings come to us abused and neglected,” he said.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids|Tina Traster|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But while every American knows the song, the battle and the war it describes have been neglected by history.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812|Ben Jacobs|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this reading, all glory goes to Reagan and the contributions made by Democrats are neglected.
You have neglected to make out a note for that five-thousand-dollar loan.The Making of Bobby Burnit|George Randolph Chester
Nor were certain districts in the country round London neglected.Recollections of a Long Life|John Stoughton
There is no truth in the story that the Austrians neglected his education and connived at the ruin of his faculties.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
He was especially careful in behalf of the Jewish men because he knew that they were a minority and might otherwise be neglected.A Jewish Chaplain in France|Lee J. Levinger
The passing of her trunk from her father's house to her uncle's was not neglected by the gossips.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
Word Origin for neglect
"not treated with proper attention," c.1600, past participle adjective from neglect (v.).
1520s, from Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere "to make light of, disregard, be indifferent to, not heed, not trouble oneself about," literally "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old Latin nec "not" (see deny) + legere "pick up, select" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Neglected; neglecting.
1580s, from neglect (v.) or from Latin neglectus "a neglecting," noun use of past participle of neglegere.