[ oh-ver-lookt ]
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  1. not noticed, or not considered, used, etc.: This collection of songs includes some long overlooked material by the artist.

  2. indulgently or generously excused or disregarded, as faults or misbehavior: We share love in a million different ways—a kind word or friendly smile here, an overlooked offense or an act of service there.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of overlook.

Origin of overlooked


Other words from overlooked

  • un·o·ver·looked, adjective

Words Nearby overlooked

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How to use overlooked in a sentence

  • I don't know why, unless he had some money they had overlooked and was afraid they might come back for another try at him.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • If Mazaroff had not been so angry he could not have possibly overlooked so serious a slip on the part of his companion.

    The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
  • "I hardly know," was the novelist's reply, as in a navy serge suit he leaned near the window which overlooked the Thames.

    The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
  • The Committee has not overlooked the fact that in some cases this attitude may have been due to a defensive reaction.

  • She was seated, one evening, plying her ever active needle, at the same small window which overlooked the churchyard.

    Hunted and Harried | R.M. Ballantyne