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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. default

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    carelessness, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. default

    lapse, forfeit, omission, defect, delinquency, absence, want, failure

    maintenance, appearance, plea, satisfaction, forthcoming, supply, presence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defaultnoun

    loss due to not showing up

    "he lost the game by default"

    nonpayment, default option, nonremittal

    pay up, pay, ante up

  2. default, nonpayment, nonremittalnoun

    act of failing to meet a financial obligation

    evasion, nonpayment, default option, nonremittal

    pay, pay up, ante up

  3. nonpayment, default, nonremittalnoun

    loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid

    evasion, nonpayment, default option, nonremittal

    pay up, ante up, pay

  4. default option, defaultverb

    an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified

    nonpayment, default option, nonremittal

    pay, pay up, ante up

  5. default, default onverb

    fail to pay up

    default on

    ante up, pay, pay up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defaultnoun

    omission, neglect, failure

  2. defaultnoun

    want, lack, destitution, defect, deficiency

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  1. Jeremy Gillula:

    Removing device encryption due to lack of customer use is an incredibly poor excuse for weakening the security of those customers that did use the feature, given that the information stored on a tablet can be just as sensitive as that stored on a phone or on a computer, Amazon should instead be pushing to make device encryption the default -- not removing it.

  2. Brett Kavanaugh:

    , } Accusers do not tend to fare well in word-on-word clashes. As I have described, skepticism of sexual violence complaints has shape-shifted over time. Yet it remains firmly lodged. The staying power of credibility discounting is a notable feature — perhaps even the dominant feature — of our response to rape.This may be changing. The #MeToo movement is challenging a societal default to doubt, and the past year has brought undeniable progress. Yet even as sexual misconduct complaints are met with newfound receptivity, it is worth noting that lone accusers continue to bear a special burden. ( It seems unlikely that Senate Republicans will ask the FBI to investigate two other accusers' reports against Brett Kavanaugh, or even that they will be asked to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee.) Many survivors of sexual violence are deterred by the likelihood of a swearing contest. But Ford — in the face of death threats — has agreed to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Republicans walks into a.

  3. Hernan Esteves:

    The markets will see this as a default, the problem is that you have a debt restructuring proposal launched by one government, but that will have to be executed by the next government.

  4. Andrea Bopp Stark:

    That's the default setting, some servicers and lenders will require borrowers to pay in full at the end of the forbearance period. But if borrowers can't pay one month now, it is hard to see how they might pay four months worth of their mortgage payments at once later.

  5. Garrett Marquis:

    The president has been clear, the United States does not seek military conflict with Iran, and he is open to talks with Iranian leadership. However, Iran's default option for 40 years has been violence, and we will protect U.S. personnel and interests in the region.

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  • الافتراArabic
  • стойност по подразбиране, неизпълнение, неустойкаBulgarian
  • selháníCzech
  • standardDanish
  • Zahlungseinstellung, Grundzustand, Leistungsstörung, Nichterscheinen, Säumnis, Nichtzahlung, Versäumnis, Fristversäumnis, Zahlungsverzug, StandardGerman
  • προεπιλογήGreek
  • defecto, por defecto, moraSpanish
  • oletusFinnish
  • défautFrench
  • սկզբնադիրArmenian
  • kegagalanIndonesian
  • predefinitoItalian
  • 기본Korean
  • defaultLatin
  • niet-nakomingDutch
  • wartość domyślnaPolish
  • inadimplência, padrãoPortuguese
  • значение по умолчанию, неплатёж, дефолтRussian
  • standardalternativ, standard, standardval, standardinställningarSwedish
  • இயல்புநிலைTamil
  • за замовчуваннямUkrainian
  • mặc địnhVietnamese
  • 默認Chinese

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