How can i express the fact that i feel people are not hearing or acknowledging what i have to say?

I have already seen words such as the following (which i don't feel fits well): unheard, inaudible, voiceless.

Thank you,

  • 3
    How about: ignored
    – Jim
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 2:23
  • You're being ignored, making you feel under-acclaimed.
    – Mazura
    Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 3:35
  • Perhaps you are feeling your ideas are being under-valued. Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 19:31

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I felt that "dismissed" may be more appropriate, from the lack of acknowledgement, this is a little stronger than ignored (in my view) as it shows disdain and contempt. Hope this helps.


persona non grata (Although that might be too harsh for what you are referencing.) Literally meaning an unwelcome or unacceptable person.

One who may quite likely be ignored or ostracized by others, or to be excluded or shunned.


Since "I-messages" tend to get better results than anything that sounds like an accusation:

I am not feeling listened to (OR heard).


Invisible, as in Invisible Man.

Or insignificant. Minimized. Overlooked. Unseen. Bypassed. Denied. Erased.

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