heitteillä

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From heittää (to throw) > heite (something thrown) >

Adverb[edit]

heitteillä

  1. abandoned, neglected (in the state of abandonment, neglection or lack of care)
    Puutarhani on ollut heitteillä, koska olen ollut paljon matkoilla.
    I have neglected my garden lately, because I have travelled a lot.

Usage notes[edit]

This is an adverb. If there's a need to use it attributively, it must be combined with active present participle of the verb olla (to be).

Heitteillä oleva nurmikko on ikävä näky.
A neglected lawn is a sad sight.

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