What does neglect mean?

Definitions for neglect
nɪˈglɛktne·glect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disregard, neglect(noun)

    lack of attention and due care

  2. neglect, disuse(noun)

    the state of something that has been unused and neglected

    "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

  3. disregard, neglect(noun)

    willful lack of care and attention

  4. negligence, neglect, neglectfulness(noun)

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

  5. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance(verb)

    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

  6. 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"

  7. fail, neglect(verb)

    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"

  8. neglect(verb)

    fail to attend to

    "he neglects his children"

  9. neglect, ignore, disregard(verb)

    give little or no attention to

    "Disregard the errors"

Wiktionary

  1. neglect(Noun)

    The act of neglecting.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  2. neglect(Noun)

    The state of being neglected.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  3. neglect(Noun)

    Habitual lack of care.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  4. neglect(Verb)

    To disregard or pay little attention to something.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  5. neglect(Verb)

    To fail to care for, or attend to something.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  6. neglect(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neglect(adverb)

    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

  2. Neglect(adverb)

    to omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers

  3. Neglect

    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

  4. Neglect

    omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers

  5. Neglect

    habitual carelessness; negligence

  6. Neglect

    the state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Neglect

    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, neglectumnec, not, legĕre, to gather.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. neglect

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. neglect

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neglect' in Verbs Frequency: #911

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neglect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neglect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of neglect in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect.

  2. James Anthony Froude:

    The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.

  3. Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

    The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect.

  4. Michael Jackson:

    We are behaving like people without compassion and love for the most vulnerable section of society. The children of the universe are without a spokesperson, they are voiceless…We are all touched by the atrocities committed against children: sexual, physical abuse, child slave labor, educational neglect. We feel ashamed. Angry. Appalled. But there is no action…No action.

  5. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla:

    We can go on for ever talking about disunity within the GCC. Yes of course there are differences of opinions, but to make too much of that diversity is to neglect completely the unity that also prevails, especially over Iran, this is a time when the GCC are standing up to Iran and saying 'we've had enough of Iranian expansionism and we're going to be more determined to confront it.'.

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Translations for neglect

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  • اهمال, إهمالArabic
  • negligir, negligènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • zanedbat, zanedbáníCzech
  • Vernachlässigung, Nachlässigkeit, missachtenGerman
  • αμελώ, παραμελώGreek
  • perecear, negligencia, descuidarSpanish
  • välinpitämättömyysFinnish
  • négligence, négligerFrench
  • faillíIrish
  • הזנחהHebrew
  • elhanyagolásHungarian
  • omettere, negligenza, negligere, mancare, ignorare, tralasciareItalian
  • 怠慢Japanese
  • 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
  • zanedbaťSlovak
  • försummelse, försummaSwedish

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