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Verb: neglect  ni'glekt
  1. Leave undone or leave out
    "How could I neglect that typo?";
    - pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap
     
  2. Not do something; leave something undone
    "She neglected to notice that her child was no longer in his crib";
    - fail
     
  3. Fail to attend to
    "he neglects his children"
     
  4. Give little or no attention to
    "neglect the errors";
    - ignore, disregard, tune out
Noun: neglect  ni'glekt
  1. Lack of attention and due care
    - disregard
     
  2. The state of something that has been unused and neglected
    "the house was in a terrible state of neglect";
    - disuse
     
  3. Wilful lack of care and attention
    - disregard
     
  4. The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
    - negligence, neglectfulness
     
  5. Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    - negligence, carelessness, nonperformance

Derived forms: neglects, neglecting, neglected

Type of: carelessness, declination, decline, inattention, mistreatment, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, sloppiness

Antonym: attend to

Encyclopedia: Neglect