1 not given enough attention
VERBS be, feel, lie, look, remain, seem, stand His tools lay neglected in the garden. | become, get
ADV. badly, extremely, much, sadly, seriously, sorely, very, woefully It is a sadly neglected work. The building is sorely neglected. | largely | comparatively, rather, relatively, somewhat | hitherto, previously | unjustly She is an excellent and unjustly neglected author.
2 not given enough food, clothing, etc.
VERBS be, look The group of street children looked ragged and neglected.
ADV. badly, grossly, severely