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Synonyms for neglect
nɪˈglɛktne·glect

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Wiktionary

  1. neglectnoun

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

  2. neglectnoun

    To disregard or pay little attention to something.

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

  3. neglectnoun

    To fail to care for, or attend to something.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, negligence

  4. neglectverb

    To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. neglect

    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.

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

    Preposition:
    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. neglectverb

    Synonyms:
    slight, overlook, omit, disregard, disesteem, despite, contemn

    Antonyms:
    consider, respect, notice, observe, regard, esteem, tend, attend, foster, study

  2. neglectnoun

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, omission, failure, default, slight, carelessness, remissness

    Antonyms:
    attention, consideration, respect, notice, regard, esteem

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disregard, neglectnoun

    lack of attention and due care

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, nonperformance, neglectfulness

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

  2. neglect, disusenoun

    the state of something that has been unused and neglected

    "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, neglectfulness, nonperformance

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

  3. disregard, neglectnoun

    willful lack of care and attention

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, nonperformance, neglectfulness

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  4. negligence, neglect, neglectfulnessnoun

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

    Synonyms:
    neglectfulness, carelessness, negligence, disuse, disregard, nonperformance

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  5. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformanceverb

    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, disuse, neglectfulness, nonperformance, disregard, sloppiness, negligence

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  6. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleapverb

    leave undone or leave out

    "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

    Synonyms:
    unload, overleap, dribble, lose, drip, vault, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, sink, fail, dominate, fell, degenerate, deteriorate, look out over, leave off, lack, ignore, leave out, throw, cast, cut down, pretermit, put down, take out, devolve, expend, exclude, dangle, send away, set down, flatten, look across, swing, cast off, strike down, throw off, escape, overtop, command, except, drop, shake off, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, look out on, miss, throw away, disregard, shed, omit

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  7. fail, neglectverb

    fail to do something; leave something undone

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    go, conk out, give way, overlook, flunk, bomb, betray, leave out, break down, die, omit, run out, break, overleap, flush it, drop, miscarry, miss, give out, ignore, fail, go wrong, pretermit, disregard, go bad

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  8. neglectverb

    fail to attend to

    "he neglects his children"

    Synonyms:
    drop, omit, fail, miss, leave out, overleap, pretermit, disregard, overlook, ignore

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

  9. neglect, ignore, disregardverb

    give little or no attention to

    "Disregard the errors"

    Synonyms:
    miss, omit, brush aside, overlook, disregard, leave out, cut, discount, overleap, dismiss, drop, push aside, brush off, fail, snub, pretermit, ignore

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. neglectverb

    Synonyms:
    omit, leave out, pass over

  2. neglectverb

    Synonyms:
    disregard, slight, contemn, overlook, pay no heed to, pay no regard to, leave out of view, leave on one side, not care a straw for

  3. neglectnoun

    Synonyms:
    omission (of a particular act of duty), failure, default, NEGLIGENCE, remissness

  4. neglectnoun

    Synonyms:
    slight, disregard, disrespect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. neglectnoun

    Synonyms:
    disregard, omission, negligence, default, dereliction, remissness, oversight

  2. neglectverb

    Synonyms:
    disregard, slight, overlook, ignore, omit

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How to use neglect in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    We have predators on our streets that society has, in fact, in part because of this neglect, created, again, it does not mean because we created them, that we somehow forgive them or do not take them out of society to protect my family and yours from them. They are beyond the pale, many of those people -- beyond the pale.

  2. Thomas Paine:

    The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the good) deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become a prey to the strong.

  3. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla:

    We can go on for ever talking about disunity within the GCC. Yes of course there are differences of opinions, but to make too much of that diversity is to neglect completely the unity that also prevails, especially over Iran, this is a time when the GCC are standing up to Iran and saying 'we've had enough of Iranian expansionism and we're going to be more determined to confront it.'.

  4. David Stevenson:

    We try to identify broader trends about quality of care, but specifically identifying abuse and neglect can be challenging, broadly speaking, I think there have been a lot of quality improvements in nursing home care over the last few decades.

  5. Noelle Almrud:

    We have over 800 animals, over 40 different species. Most have come from cruelty, neglect or law enforcement seizures.


Translations for neglect

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  • اهمال, إهمالArabic
  • negligència, negligirCatalan, Valencian
  • zanedbání, zanedbatCzech
  • Vernachlässigung, missachten, NachlässigkeitGerman
  • αμελώ, παραμελώGreek
  • descuidar, negligencia, perecearSpanish
  • välinpitämättömyysFinnish
  • négligence, négligerFrench
  • faillíIrish
  • הזנחהHebrew
  • elhanyagolásHungarian
  • mancare, ignorare, negligere, negligenza, tralasciare, omettereItalian
  • 怠慢Japanese
  • 태만, 소홀, 등한Korean
  • oblīvīscor, neglegōLatin
  • whakahapa, iwikoretanga, whakangongoMāori
  • zorgeloosheid, negeren, verwaarlozing, onzorgvuldigheid, verzaken, nalatigheid, verwaarlozen, nalatenDutch
  • zaniedbywać, zaniedbaćPolish
  • negligenciar, negligênciaPortuguese
  • neglija, a nu ține cont deRomanian
  • запускать, забрасывать, пренебрежение, упускать, пренебрегать, небрежностьRussian
  • zanedbaťSlovak
  • försumma, försummelseSwedish

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