v. t.1.Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear one's duty in regard to; to allow to pass unimproved, unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.
[imp. & p. p. Neglected; p. pr. & vb. n. Neglecting.]
I hope
My absence doth neglect no great designs.
- Shak.
2.To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
n.1.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.
2.Omission of attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers.
3.Habitual carelessness; negligence.
Age breeds neglect in all.
- Denham.
4.The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.
Rescue my poor remains from vile neglect.
- Prior.
benign neglect
A deliberate policy of minimizing public discussion of a controversial issue [e.g. by the president] on the theory that excessive discussion in itself is harmful or counterproductive.
Noun1.Neglectneglect - lack of attention and due care
Synonyms: disregard
2.neglect - the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"
Synonyms: disuse
3.neglect - willful lack of care and attention
Synonyms: disregard
4.neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
5.neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
Verb1.neglect - leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
attend to, take to heart - get down to; pay attention to; take seriously; "Attend to your duties, please"
2.neglect - 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"
Synonyms: fail
3.neglect - fail to attend to; "he neglects his children"
4.neglect - give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors"
Synonyms: disregard, ignore
Sisyphean labor, abandon, bad policy, be caught napping, be neglectful, be negligent, blink at, brush off, cold-shoulder, contemn, cut, cut dead, delinquency, dereliction, disconformity, discount, disdain, dismiss, disrespect, elide, endless task, fail, failing, forget, give the go-by, gloss over, impolicy, inaction, inactivity, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, inexecution, inexpedience, inexpediency, inobservance, lapse, laxity, laxness, leave undone, let go, let pass, let ride, let slide, let slip, look right through, loose ends, lose sight of, lose track of, make little of, maladministration, malfeasance, malpractice, misadministration, misconduct, misdirection, misfeasance, misgovernment, misguidance, mishandling, mismanagement, misrule, miss, neglectfulness, nod, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, nonadherence, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity, nonconsummation, nondischarging, nonexecution, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, nonobservance, nonperformance, not care for, not get involved, not heed, not think, overleap, overpass, pass, pass by, pass up, passiveness, passivity, pooh-pooh, pretermit, rebuff, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to recognize, reject, remissness, rough edges, scant, scorn, shirk, shrug off, slackness, sleep, slighting, slur over, spurn, take for granted, think little of, unconcern, unfulfillment, unobservance, work of Penelope, wrongdoing
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