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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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How to use default in a sentence?

  1. Adarsh Gupta:

    I've been making my payments for the last 30 years and the lenders know me, but even a two-day delay has people crying that I will default.

  2. Anthony Myint:

    I hope customers feel free to decline the fee if they dont believe in climate change, or theyre on a tight budget, or for any reason, thats why its optional, but I think its kind of powerful for all of us to work on climate change by default, a few cents at a time.

  3. Dalibor Rohac:

    Both Jean-Luc Mlenchon and Marine Le Pen advocate a very deep renegotiation of France’s stance with the EU that could in actuality result in France’s exit from the euro zone, its default on its sovereign debt which would propel a financial crisis on a scale much bigger than the one we saw in 2008.

  4. Brennan Barnard:

    Left to their own devices and with this information overload, families don't know where to start, so they default to this third party system of telling them what's good and what's not.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Bill Downe:

    The story of the oil patch is much more a story of restructuring than it is one of failure and default, that means the strongest companies are going to buy weaker companies.

Translations for default

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  • الافتراArabic
  • неизпълнение, неустойка, стойност по подразбиранеBulgarian
  • selháníCzech
  • standardDanish
  • Zahlungsverzug, Grundzustand, Leistungsstörung, Nichterscheinen, Standard, Säumnis, Fristversäumnis, Nichtzahlung, Zahlungseinstellung, VersäumnisGerman
  • προεπιλογήGreek
  • defecto, por defecto, moraSpanish
  • oletusFinnish
  • défautFrench
  • սկզբնադիրArmenian
  • kegagalanIndonesian
  • predefinitoItalian
  • 기본Korean
  • defaultLatin
  • niet-nakomingDutch
  • wartość domyślnaPolish
  • padrão, inadimplênciaPortuguese
  • неплатёж, дефолт, значение по умолчаниюRussian
  • standardinställningar, standardalternativ, standard, standardvalSwedish
  • இயல்புநிலைTamil
  • за замовчуваннямUkrainian
  • mặc địnhVietnamese
  • 默認Chinese

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