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heed

[heed] /hid/
verb (used with object)
1.
to give careful attention to:
He did not heed the warning.
verb (used without object)
2.
to give attention; have regard.
noun
3.
careful attention; notice; observation (usually with give or take).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English heden, Old English hēdan; cognate with German hüten to guard, protect; akin to hood1
Related forms
heeder, noun
unheeded, adjective
unheededly, adverb
unheeding, adjective
unheedingly, adverb
Synonyms
1. note, observe, consider, mark. 3. consideration, care; caution, vigilance, watchfulness.
Antonyms
1. disregard, ignore.
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Examples from the web for unheeded
  • But that went unheeded, as happened to subsequent submissions.
  • They are only reluctantly responsive, and you often find yourself repeating an unheeded command.
  • But in spite of the unheeded wise words of so many, these failures re-occur.
  • In the thrill of the hunt, my lessons were forgotten and the ethics unheeded.
  • However their voices are often unheeded, and economics continues to labor under a cloud.
  • Maybe it came too late or went unheeded, so that now it nettles.
  • Our photocopied fortune slips we'd find in muddy clogs in storm drains, tangled with advertising flyers, unheeded.
  • My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded.
  • These are hardly wilderness voices going unheard and unheeded.
  • It should not be a surprise that his appeals have gone unheeded.
British Dictionary definitions for unheeded

unheeded

/ʌnˈhiːdɪd/
adjective
1.
noticed or heard but disregarded

heed

/hiːd/
noun
1.
close and careful attention; notice (often in the phrases give, pay, or take heed)
verb
2.
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
Derived Forms
heeder, noun
heedful, adjective
heedfully, adverb
heedfulness, noun
Word Origin
Old English hēdan; related to Old Saxon hōdian, Old High German huoten
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Word Origin and History for unheeded
adj.

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of heed.

heed

v.

Old English hedan "to heed, observe; to take care, attend," from West Germanic *hodjan (cf. Old Saxon hodian, Old Frisian hoda, Middle Dutch and Dutch hoeden, Old High German huotan, German hüten "to guard, watch"), from PIE *kadh- "to shelter, cover" (see hat). Related: Heeded; heeding.

n.

"attention, notice, regard," early 14c., apparently from heed (v.). Survives only in literal use and as the object of verbs (take heed, etc.).

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