What is the word for ‘being ignored’.

.... As people only feels love,care,respect,power,hate, insult, and [being ignored].

I can not find the appropriate word for ‘being ignored’.

  • How about the word disregarded?
    – Ubi.B
    Mar 8, 2019 at 16:43
  • Shunning means to avoid or ignore someone.
    – Zebrafish
    Mar 9, 2019 at 19:11

3 Answers 3


As you have used nouns in your example.

.... As people only feels love,care,respect,power,hate, insult, and [being ignored].

I'll suggest you a noun.


(noun) Cambridge Dictionary

the state of feeling sad and alone

"a feeling of utter desolation"

There is also a movie titled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.


Consider forlorn

Defined by Oxford Dictionary as:

Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.
‘forlorn figures at bus stops’

  • The only problem is that this is an adjective and not a noun, so it doesn't fit in OP's context.
    – AleksandrH
    Mar 9, 2019 at 2:36
  • @AleksandrH - Yes. agreed. However I can feel respect and I can feel forlorn. And I thought there were enough other problems with that sentence that some reword was necessary so it was worth suggesting.
    – Jim
    Mar 9, 2019 at 2:48
  • @jim could you please share what other problems you have found on the context.
    – arif
    Mar 9, 2019 at 5:10

In the context of your example, I would offer "loneliness" or "isolation". They are akin to being ingnored in the sense of a shared feeling of abandonment.



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