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will·ful ne·glect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquency, dereliction, willful neglectnoun

    a tendency to be negligent and uncaring

    "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"


  1. willful neglect

    Willful neglect refers to a deliberate or intentional action, or lack thereof, to disregard or ignore responsibilities, duties, or care over something or someone, leading to damage or harm. This behavior often implies a conscious choice and knowledge of potential consequences. It is often used in legal contexts, such as in laws on child or elder abuse, where failure to provide necessary care is punishable by law.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of willful neglect in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of willful neglect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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