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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. default

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. defaultnoun

    omission, neglect, failure

  2. defaultnoun

    want, lack, destitution, defect, deficiency

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  1. Jim Cooper:

    It's a top national priority to avoid default -- it's no excuse, so you got to do whatever it takes to avoid default. You can not let America default. Period.

  2. Dudley Sharp:

    So often, it seems, that willful ignorance is, now, the default position for absolute certainty. Dudley Sharp, 2019

  3. Amelie Oudea-Castera:

    There is a specific book explaining that. And when you regularly default your obligations without giving specific explanations in particular, you expose yourself to a default or more permanent sanction. We wanted her to know because it was a way to protect her to explain that to her, on the $15,000 fine, you noticed we did not want to put that fine at the maximum. On purpose, we only wanted to be at 15, because we wanted to send a message that we wouldn’t go to a default right away. We wanted to have a progressive escalation should she continue not to commit to her obligations.

  4. Ayn Rand:

    The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.

  5. Lyle Fitterer:

    What could surprise investors is when they actually hear the word' default,' and that a default occurred, the immediate reaction might be a slight sell-off in the marketplace because I think people will start to anticipate,' OK, what's the next series of debt they're going to default on ?'.

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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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