Unlooked on


not examined, investigated, or heeded (usually followed by into, on, or at ): a crime that remains unlooked into.

1250–1300 for earlier sense; 1555–65 for current sense; Middle English: neglected; see un-1, look, -ed2

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c.1300, "not attended to, neglected," from un- (1) "not" + pp. of look. With for, "unexpected," attested from 1530s.
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