lack of attention and due care
the state of something that has been unused and neglected
"the house was in a terrible state of neglect"
willful lack of care and attention
negligence, neglect, neglectfulness(noun)
the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance(verb)
failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)
leave undone or leave out
"How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
fail to do something; leave something undone
"She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"
fail to attend to
"he neglects his children"
neglect, ignore, disregard(verb)
give little or no attention to
"Disregard the errors"
The act of neglecting.
The state of being neglected.
Habitual lack of care.
To disregard or pay little attention to something.
To fail to care for, or attend to something.
To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.
Origin: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.
not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear one's duty in regard to; to suffer to pass unimproved, unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts
to omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers
omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of business, of health, of economy
omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers
habitual carelessness; negligence
the state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
neg-lekt′, v.t. to treat carelessly, pass by without notice: to omit by carelessness.—n. disregard: slight: omission.—adj. Neglect′able, that may be neglected.—ns. Neglect′edness; Neglect′er.—adj. Neglect′ful, careless: accustomed to omit or neglect things: slighting.—adv. Neglect′fully.—n. Neglect′fulness.—adj. Neglect′ible.—adv. Neglect′ingly, carelessly: heedlessly. [L. negligĕre, neglectum—nec, not, legĕre, to gather.]
Neglect (verb)meaning to give little attention or fail to do.
Neglect is to disregard the important invitation of a high in rank officer.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'neglect' in Verbs Frequency: #911
The numerical value of neglect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of neglect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
We have to look at all the divisions, the tensions that have been going on for years ... the neglect of the suburbs, the ghettos, the social misery.
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Translations for neglect
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- negligir, negligènciaCatalan, Valencian
- zanedbat, zanedbáníCzech
- Vernachlässigung, Nachlässigkeit, missachtenGerman
- αμελώ, παραμελώGreek
- perecear, negligencia, descuidarSpanish
- négligence, négligerFrench
- omettere, negligenza, negligere, mancare, ignorare, tralasciareItalian
- 등한, 소홀, 태만Korean
- neglegō, oblīvīscorLatin
- whakahapa, whakangongo, iwikoretangaMāori
- negeren, verwaarlozing, onzorgvuldigheid, verzaken, nalatigheid, verwaarlozen, nalaten, zorgeloosheidDutch
- zaniedbywać, zaniedbaćPolish
- negligência, negligenciarPortuguese
- a nu ține cont de, neglijaRomanian
- пренебрежение, запускать, небрежность, упускать, забрасывать, пренебрегатьRussian
- försummelse, försummaSwedish
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