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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

    See also:

    thoughts

    concern

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

    See also:

    concern

    care for

  3. To not do (something necessary)

      1. To fail or neglect to do (something):
      2. To fail to include; leave out
      3. To fail to do; neglect
      1. To become bankrupt
      2. To omit to perform (an expected duty, for example):
      3. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
      1. (Law) To fail to appear in court as a party to a case when summoned.
      2. (Computers) To revert to a default.
      3. To fail to do what is required.
    See also:

    do

  4. To avoid the fulfillment of

    Idioms:
    See also:

    do

Noun
  1. An act or instance of neglecting

    See also:

    concern

    care for

  2. Nonperformance of what ought to be done

      1. (Law) Failure to do what duty requires to be done
      2. Failure to perform an act that is an official, contractual, or professional duty.
      1. The state of having been omitted.
      2. The act or an instance of omitting.
      3. An omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should
      1. Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission:
      2. A cessation of proper functioning or performance:
      3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
      1. (Law) A gaining of land by the permanent recession of the water line.
      2. Willful neglect, as of duty or principle.
      3. A neglect of, or failure in, duty; a being remiss
      1. Behavior, esp. by the young, that is antisocial or in violation of the law
      2. A debt or other financial obligation on which payment is overdue.
      3. Failure or neglect to do what duty or law requires
      1. (--- Computers) A particular setting or value for a variable that is assigned automatically by an operating system and remains in effect unless canceled or overridden by the operator:
      2. Failure to appear in court to defend or prosecute a case
      3. Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation, especially failure to meet a financial obligation:
    See also:

    do

Another word for neglect

Noun
  1. The act of showing indifference to a person

    See also:

    indifference

  2. The act of neglecting duties or charges

    See also:

    carelessness

  3. The result of neglecting

      1. A falling or slipping into a lower or worse condition, esp. for a short time
      2. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
      3. A deterioration or decline:
      1. The failure of one or more competitors or teams to participate in a contest:
      2. (--- Computers) A particular setting or value for a variable that is assigned automatically by an operating system and remains in effect unless canceled or overridden by the operator:
      3. Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation, especially failure to meet a financial obligation:
      1. (Mathematics) A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions.
      2. (Math.) A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
      3. The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
    See also:

    failure

    delay

Verb
  1. To treat with indifference

    See also:

    disregard

  2. To fail to attend to responsibilities

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