Definition of unheeded in US English:



  • Heard or noticed but disregarded.

    ‘my protest went unheeded’
    • ‘She arrives at the town's main police station believing she has found safety and assistance, only for her cries for help to go unheeded.’
    • ‘Today, of course, her £6 is in the national coffers, her pleas for clemency unheeded by heartless tax inspectors.’
    • ‘However, the warning went unheeded by City as they were undone by Kanouté's explosive finish, and the margin of defeat should then have been greater.’
    • ‘The findings follow a number of high-profile cases in which children died after tell-tale danger signs had gone unheeded.’
    • ‘The first heckle at the premiere was heard after about 20 minutes, although there may have been others that went unheeded.’
    • ‘Even a warning from the sports minister, who basically told both sides to shut up and sort out the problem pronto, has gone unheeded.’
    • ‘She said her mother-in-law's requests to have the dressing on her foot changed went unheeded for four days, when it should have been done daily.’
    • ‘King Birendra's call for demilitarisation and the creation of a Himalayan peace zone was heard often enough but it went unheeded by the rest of the world.’
    • ‘The suggestion appears to have gone unheeded by the travel industry, who continue to offer discount deals and free child places during school terms.’
    • ‘But despite our pleas, our requests went largely unheeded.’
    • ‘If warnings go unheeded, workers could be sacked.’
    • ‘Worried doctors at the British Medical Association have urged TV dramas to help spread the word - a call which has not gone unheeded.’
    • ‘The lesson of Rwanda had gone utterly unheeded.’
    • ‘It aims to represent people such as the million or so anti-war protesters who took to the streets of London a year ago and who felt their voices went unheeded by the politicians.’
    • ‘It's a shame, given Langer's incredibly accurate prophesies of 1943, that the report went unheeded.’
    • ‘It should have proved a warning shot to the City defence but it obviously went unheeded as within minutes Kidderminster had snatched the lead.’
    • ‘It found that 90 childcare referrals were left unheeded for months, despite the serious nature of many allegations.’
    • ‘But still, don't let this warning from history go unheeded.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it was a warning that went unheeded as two minutes into stoppage time Underwood was again unchallenged as he crossed from the left.’
    • ‘Parents and staff have also collected more than 700 names on another petition after concerns raised in the last public consultation went unheeded.’
    disregarded, ignored, neglected, overlooked, unobserved, unnoted, unrecognized, disobeyed, unnoticed, passed over, spurned
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