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    neglect

    neglect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word neglect

    Definition
    (noun) lack of attention and due care
    Synonyms : disregard
    Definition
    (noun) the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    Synonyms : disuse
    Example Sentence
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect
    Definition
    (noun) willful lack of care and attention
    Synonyms : disregard
    Definition
    (noun) the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
    Synonyms : neglectfulness , negligence
    Definition
    (noun) failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances Definition
    (verb) leave undone or leave out
    Synonyms : drop , leave out , miss , omit , overleap , overlook , pretermit
    Example Sentence
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten
    Definition
    (verb) fail to do something; leave something undone
    Synonyms : fail
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) fail to attend to
    Example Sentence
    • he neglects his children
    Definition
    (verb) give little or no attention to
    Synonyms : disregard , ignore
    Example Sentence
    • Disregard the errors
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