Share this entry

Share this page

unattended

Syllabification: un·at·tend·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈtendəd
 
/

Definition of unattended in English:

adjective

1Not noticed or dealt with: her behavior went unnoticed and unattended to
More example sentences
  • Melodies are left unattended to wither and die in the heat of the lights, and perish they almost inevitably do.
  • Have we ever looked at human lives and felt our hearts break, not because of the sins committed but because of the potential left unattended?
  • It was a terrible situation that eventually could prove fatal if left unattended, at least in her situation.
Synonyms
ignored, disregarded, neglected, passed over, unheeded
1.1Not supervised or looked after: it is not acceptable for parents to leave children unattended at that age
More example sentences
  • The thief struck in Brayton Lane at about 11.40 am yesterday when the driver left the van unattended to deliver a package.
  • Never leave handbag unattended in shopping trolleys or dangling from pushchairs/wheelchair handles
  • Never leave a hot stove, space heater or lit candles unattended.
Synonyms
unguarded, unwatched, alone, solitary;
abandoned

Words that rhyme with unattended

intended, splendid, unamended, unapprehended, unblended, undefended, untended

Definition of unattended in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…