verb (used with object)
Origin of overlook
Examples from the Web for overlooked
Selma becomes a biopic in which the hero shines while those who worked beside him are overlooked or relegated to the sidelines.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even worse, Asian Americans are overlooked entirely when some advocates or politicians speak about minorities.
I'm not sure if archaeologists are naturally drawn to "losers"—or can we call them overlooked people?
Garfield the cat occupies an understated and often overlooked position critical to the history of televised animation.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gruelle's story highlights the overlooked fact that leaving an abusive relationship can be lethal.
It will win artists to a phase of the sublime in America which they have overlooked.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
The most senseless corruptions of text occur often, and it seems extraordinary how they may be overlooked.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
I trust that there is nothing of consequence which I have overlooked?The Hound of the Baskervilles|A. Conan Doyle
Dramatic instinct as applied to listening on the stage, and everywhere, is apt to be overlooked.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue|S. S. Curry
The former palace of the Bishops of Trent, now a prison, is not to be overlooked.The Valleys of Tirol|R. H. Busk
verb (ˌəʊvəˈlʊk) (tr)
noun (ˈəʊvəˌlʊk) US
mid-14c., "to examine, scrutinize, inspect," from over- + look (v.). Another Middle English sense was "to peer over the top of." These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning "to look over or beyond and thus not see," via notion of "to choose to not notice" is first recorded 1520s. Seemingly contradictory sense of "to watch over officially, keep an eye on, superintend" is from 1530s. Related: Overlooked; overlooking. In Shekaspeare's day, overlooking also was a common term for "inflicting the evil eye on" (someone or something).