unattended [uhn-uh-ten-did] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- without attendance; lacking an audience, spectators, etc.: an unattended meeting.
- not accompanied; not associated with, as a concomitant effect or result: a flash of lightning unattended by thunder.
- not cared for or ministered to: unattended patients; an unattended injury.
- not taken in charge; not watched over: an unattended switchboard.
- not accompanied, as by an attendant or companion; alone: The queen was unattended.
- unheeded; not listened to; disregarded: unattended warning signals.
- not tended to; not done or carried out, as a task (usually followed by to): He left his studies unattended to.
Origin of unattended First recorded in 1595–1605; un-1 + attend + -ed2 Related Words for unattended neglected, abandoned, disregarded, ignored, untended Examples from the Web for unattended Contemporary Examples of unattended
The sweep team was leading the way when it came upon an unattended red car parked along the route.
September 25, 2014
In the opening scene, a 10-year old Steven notices an unattended backpack in a train station.
June 9, 2014
In the script, the cheetahs drift from their owner and roam suburban Mexico unattended.
October 27, 2013
It collects a growing quantity of intelligence, much of which goes forgotten and unattended.
Brian Van Reet
August 22, 2013
In Washington, the police chief warned that unattended cars parked near critical buildings would be towed.
September 10, 2011
Historical Examples of unattended
Even when his Royal Highness honours me with his presence he is unattended.
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
She had died at a lodging in the country, alone and unattended.
He came swiftly across the lawn to her, unattended and unannounced.
E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
I will get acquainted with this boy; and, for once, let love be unattended by doubt.’
The mother was unattended, save by her husband—no other woman was near.
British Dictionary definitions for unattended unattended adjective
- not looked after or cared for
- unaccompanied or alone
- not listened to
Word Origin and History for unattended adj.