Definition of unattended in English:

unattended

adjective

  • 1Not noticed or dealt with:

    ‘her behaviour went unnoticed and unattended to’
    • ‘Now there is no excuse for doggy's message to be left unattended.’
    • ‘And if bedsores are left unattended, she tells me, they can get so bad you can put your fist in them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The News also called repeatedly at the Lherre Artepe office in Leichhardt Terrace but it was unattended each time.’
    • ‘It was a terrible situation that eventually could prove fatal if left unattended, at least in her situation.’
    • ‘In both cases, significant constituencies had been left to rot, unattended, and they'd had enough.’
    • ‘The result will be a world that muddles along, with the constant danger that unattended problems will flare up disastrously.’
    • ‘Though it was only a mock event, no aspect was left unattended.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Yet we know that not even the best technology, unattended, stands a chance against the slow grind of nature.’
    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’
    • ‘The thief struck in Brayton Lane at about 11.40 am yesterday when the driver left the van unattended to deliver a package.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It wouldn't be right to leave her here, alone and unattended, if she could help it.’
    • ‘If you see a bag left unattended, don't walk away thinking someone else will deal with it, report it.’
    • ‘Never leave handbag unattended in shopping trolleys or dangling from pushchairs/wheelchair handles’
    • ‘Later I walk past an unattended fruit stall and notice a man take a banana, peel it, eat it and move on.’
    • ‘Never leave your child unattended to go grab a bib, food, or answer the phone.’
    • ‘Arriving at 4.01 pm, they found a small fire caused by burning vegetable oil after someone had left food cooking unattended.’
    • ‘Crimes like these have a wider effect on the community - it makes people uneasy about leaving their homes unattended.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the states, I never would have thought twice about an unattended package.’
    • ‘The Mayor said that these murders had brought home the dangers of leaving children unattended and showed the cruelty of mankind.’
    • ‘They noticed an unattended parked vehicle start to move across the parking lot and stopped when it struck another parked vehicle.’
    • ‘Never leave a hot stove, space heater or lit candles unattended.’
    • ‘The danger is in students who leave their belongings 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.’
    • ‘There are large urban areas contaminated by dangerous munitions, and daily reports of unattended children being injured and killed.’
    • ‘During the same month, they were forced to deal with 109 bags left unattended in the three terminals.’
    • ‘This has led to the borough's water supplier Sutton and East Surrey Water banning the use of garden sprinklers and unattended hosepipes.’
    unguarded, unwatched, by itself, alone, left alone, on its own, solitary, solo
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Pronunciation:

unattended

/ʌnəˈtɛndɪd/