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Neglect meaning

neglect - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear one's duty in regard to; to suffer to pass unimproved, unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.
  2. 2. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
  3. 3. Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of business, of health, of economy.
  4. 4. Omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers.
  5. 5. Habitual carelessness; negligence.
  6. 6. The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.
  7. 7. Disregard; omission.
  8. 8. To leave uncared for; disregard; carelessly omit.

neglect - examples of usage

  1. " I don't think you neglect her, Ranny," she said at last.
  2. The whole garden has a look of ruin and neglect. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. The best thing to do with wealth is to keep it and let it grow by interest, or even to neglect the interest and keep the gold itself. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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