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 neglect neglect

noun

  • ( ) lack of attention and due care  ( disregard, neglect )
    lack of attention and due care
  • ( ) willful lack of care and attention  ( disregard, neglect )
    willful lack of care and attention
  • ( ) the state of something that has been unused and neglected  ( disuse, neglect )
    the state of something that has been unused and neglected
     the house was in a terrible state of neglect
    the house was in a terrible state of neglect
  • failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances  ( carelessness, neglect, negligence, nonperformance )
    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  • the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern  ( neglect, neglectfulness, negligence )
    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
  • verb

  • ( ) leave undone or leave out  ( drop, leave out, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit )
    leave undone or leave out
     How could I miss that typo?
    How could I miss that typo?
     The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten
    The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten
  • ( ) fail to attend to  ( neglect )
    fail to attend to
     he neglects his children
    he neglects his children
  • ( ) fail to do something; leave something undone  ( fail, neglect )
    fail to do something; leave something undone
     She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib
    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
    The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account
  • ( ) give little or no attention to  ( disregard, ignore, neglect )
    give little or no attention to
     Disregard the errors
    Disregard the errors


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