Definitions for neglect
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word neglect.
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, neglectfulnessnoun
the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformanceverb
failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleapverb
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, disregardverb
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.
Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: neglectus, Latin.
I have perceived a most faint neglect of late, which I have rather blamed as my own jealous curiosity, than as a very pretence or purpose of unkindness. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Age breeds neglect in all, and actions
Remote in time, like objects
Remote in place, are not beheld at half their greatness. John Denham.
Rescue my poor remains from vile neglect,
With virgin honours let my herse be deck’t,
And decent emblem. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: neglectus, Latin.
If he neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church. Mat. xviii. 17.
I have been long a sleeper; but I trust
My absence doth neglect no great design,
Which by my presence might have been concluded. Sha.
In the context of caregiving, neglect is a form of abuse where the perpetrator, who is responsible for caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, fails to do so. It can be a result of carelessness, indifference, or unwillingness and abuse.Neglect may include the failure to provide sufficient supervision, nourishment, or medical care, or the failure to fulfill other needs for which the victim cannot provide themselves. The term is also applied when necessary care is withheld by those responsible for providing it from animals, plants, and even inanimate objects. Neglect can carry on in a child's life falling into many long-term side effects, including physical injuries, developmental trauma disorder, low self-esteem, attention disorders, violent behavior, and death.
Neglect is the act of disregarding or ignoring someone or something, often through carelessness or indifference. It can also refer to the lack or absence of proper care or attention towards someone or something, especially when one has responsibility for it.
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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A charge not exceeding £3, from the wages of a seaman, in the Complete Book, for any part of the ship's stores lost overboard, or damaged, from his gross carelessness.
Neglect (verb)meaning to give little attention or fail to do.
Neglect is to disregard the important invitation of a high in rank officer.
Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015
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
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
For children experiencing emotional neglect, music therapy can provide them with a chance to be heard and responded to in a safe, fun, and non-threatening context.
The big challenge of abuse and neglect in nursing homes is, I think, it has been persistent over a number of years, i don't think it's incredibly prevalent, but really having any abuse and neglect in nursing homes is not acceptable.
It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.
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- اهمال, إهمالArabic
- negligència, negligirCatalan, Valencian
- zanedbání, zanedbatCzech
- Vernachlässigung, missachten, NachlässigkeitGerman
- αμελώ, παραμελώGreek
- descuidar, negligencia, perecearSpanish
- négligence, négligerFrench
- mancare, ignorare, negligere, negligenza, tralasciare, omettereItalian
- 태만, 소홀, 등한Korean
- oblīvīscor, neglegōLatin
- whakahapa, iwikoretanga, whakangongoMāori
- zorgeloosheid, negeren, verwaarlozing, onzorgvuldigheid, verzaken, nalatigheid, verwaarlozen, nalatenDutch
- zaniedbywać, zaniedbaćPolish
- negligenciar, negligênciaPortuguese
- neglija, a nu ține cont deRomanian
- запускать, забрасывать, пренебрежение, упускать, пренебрегать, небрежностьRussian
- försumma, försummelseSwedish
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