Definition of unattended in English:

unattended

adjective

  • 1Not noticed or dealt with.

    ‘her behaviour went unnoticed and unattended to’
    • ‘Yet we know that not even the best technology, unattended, stands a chance against the slow grind of nature.’
    • ‘For whilst we may have been away for half a year, Dayorama has not been left entirely unattended and we've been averaging a steady number of hits every day.’
    • ‘And if bedsores are left unattended, she tells me, they can get so bad you can put your fist in them.’
    • ‘The result will be a world that muddles along, with the constant danger that unattended problems will flare up disastrously.’
    • ‘Now there is no excuse for doggy's message to be left unattended.’
    • ‘Melodies are left unattended to wither and die in the heat of the lights, and perish they almost inevitably do.’
    • ‘Questions of an Australian sovereign state, and our national flag, remain unanswered and unattended.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘In both cases, significant constituencies had been left to rot, unattended, and they'd had enough.’
    • ‘It was a terrible situation that eventually could prove fatal if left unattended, at least in her situation.’
    • ‘Though it was only a mock event, no aspect was left unattended.’
    • ‘The News also called repeatedly at the Lherre Artepe office in Leichhardt Terrace but it was unattended each time.’
    ignored, disregarded, neglected, passed over, forgotten, forsaken, abandoned, left
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  • 2Not supervised or looked after.

    ‘it is not acceptable for parents to leave children unattended at that age’
    ‘an unattended vehicle’
    • ‘Zola was out of luck again, stretching for Petit's long cross when left unattended at the far post but just failing to make contact.’
    • ‘If you see a bag left unattended, don't walk away thinking someone else will deal with it, report it.’
    • ‘The danger is in students who leave their belongings unattended.’
    • ‘The Mayor said that these murders had brought home the dangers of leaving children unattended and showed the cruelty of mankind.’
    • ‘Never leave handbag unattended in shopping trolleys or dangling from pushchairs/wheelchair handles’
    • ‘The thief struck in Brayton Lane at about 11.40 am yesterday when the driver left the van unattended to deliver a package.’
    • ‘Later I walk past an unattended fruit stall and notice a man take a banana, peel it, eat it and move on.’
    • ‘It wouldn't be right to leave her here, alone and unattended, if she could help it.’
    • ‘This has led to the borough's water supplier Sutton and East Surrey Water banning the use of garden sprinklers and unattended hosepipes.’
    • ‘During the same month, they were forced to deal with 109 bags left unattended in the three terminals.’
    • ‘The mind is no longer using its energy to deal with the demands of an unhealthy or unattended body.’
    • ‘A farm leader called yesterday for an effective law to deal with unattended dogs roaming the countryside attacking sheep.’
    • ‘In the states, I never would have thought twice about an unattended package.’
    • ‘There are large urban areas contaminated by dangerous munitions, and daily reports of unattended children being injured and killed.’
    • ‘Never leave a hot stove, space heater or lit candles unattended.’
    • ‘Arriving at 4.01 pm, they found a small fire caused by burning vegetable oil after someone had left food cooking unattended.’
    • ‘They noticed an unattended parked vehicle start to move across the parking lot and stopped when it struck another parked vehicle.’
    • ‘Crimes like these have a wider effect on the community - it makes people uneasy about leaving their homes unattended.’
    • ‘It happened while club chairman Bill Walker was by his sick wife's bedside in hospital, leaving the site unattended for the first night in years.’
    • ‘Never leave your child unattended to go grab a bib, food, or answer the phone.’
    unguarded, unwatched, by itself, alone, left alone, on its own, solitary, solo
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Pronunciation

unattended

/ʌnəˈtɛndɪd/