Definitions for neglectnɪˈglɛkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight.
to be remiss in the care of:
to neglect one's appearance.
to omit, as through indifference or carelessness:
to neglect to reply to an invitation.
to fail to carry out or perform:
to neglect the household chores.
(n.)an act or instance of neglecting; negligence:
The neglect of the property was shameful.
the fact or state of being neglected:
a beauty marred by neglect.
* Syn: See slight.
Origin of neglect:
1520–30; < L neglēctus, var. of neclēctus, ptp. of neglegere, neclegere to disregard, ignore, slight =nec not +legere to pick up
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to fail to take care of or pay attention to
owners who neglect their pets; a building that has been neglected; Poetry is often neglected in our schools.
to not do sth or forget to do sth
He neglected to mention that he had no money.; a soldier who neglects his duties
the state of being neglected
his neglect of his duties; the government's neglect of our education system; neglected children
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
Translations for neglect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to treat carelessly or not give enough attention to
He neglected his work.
- negligenciarPortuguese (BR)
- παραμελώ, αμελώGreek
- descuidar, desatenderSpanish
- unarusse jätmaEstonian
- فرو گذاریFarsi
- लापरवाही करनाHindi
- zanemariti,ne brinuti seCroatian
- apleisti, nesirūpintiLithuanian
- izturēties nevērīgi; pamest novārtāLatvian
- forsømme, vanskjøtte, neglisjereNorwegian
- ،كمتر توجه كردن فرو گذاریPersian
- بى غورى،پام كولPashto
- a neglijaRomanian
- пренебрегать; не заботитьсяRussian
- ihmal etmek, boş vermekTurkish
- 忽視Chinese (Trad.)
- нехтувати; зневажатиUkrainian
- غفلت برتناUrdu
- sao lãngVietnamese
- 忽视Chinese (Simp.)
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