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Another word for neglect

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Verb
  1. To refuse to pay attention to (a person); treat with contempt

  2. To fail to care for or give proper attention to

  3. To not do (something necessary)

    See also:

    do

  4. To avoid the fulfillment of

    See also:

    do

Noun
  1. An act or instance of neglecting

  2. Nonperformance of what ought to be done

    See also:

    do

Another word for neglect

Noun
  1. The act of neglecting duties or charges

  2. The result of neglecting

Synonym Study

  • Forget , in this connection, implies an intentional disregarding or omitting let's forget our differences
  • Slight implies a disregarding or neglecting in an indifferent or disdainful way a critic who seems to slight younger writers
  • Ignore suggests a deliberate disregarding, sometimes through stubborn refusal to face the facts but you ignore the necessity for action
  • Disregard implies inattention or neglect, usually intentional to disregard someone's wishes
  • Overlook suggests a failure to see or to take action, either inadvertently or indulgently I'll overlook your error this time
  • Omit , in this connection, implies a neglecting through oversight, absorption, etc. I omitted to give him directions to the house
  • Neglect implies a failure to carry out some expected or required action, either through carelessness or by intention I neglected to set the alarm