Definitions of neglect

  1. failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  2. willful lack of care and attention
  3. lack of attention and due care
  4. give little or no attention to; " Disregard the errors"
  5. the state of something that has been unused and neglected; " the house was in a terrible state of neglect"
  6. leave undone or leave out; " How could I miss that typo?"; " The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
  7. 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"
  8. the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
  9. fail to attend to; " he neglects his children"
  10. 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.
  11. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
  12. 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.
  13. Omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers.
  14. Habitual carelessness; negligence.
  15. The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.
  16. The state of being neglected.
  17. Omission to do that which should be done; habitual lack of attention; disregard; carelessness.
  18. To omit to do, by carelessness or design; to slight; disregard.
  19. Not to care for: to disregard: to omit by carelessness.
  20. Disregard: slight: omission.
  21. Disregard; omission.
  22. To leave uncared for; disregard; carelessly omit.
  23. To fail to attend to; ignore; overlook; disregard.
  24. Want of attention; disregard; omission; oversight.
  25. Omission; forbearance to do anything that should be done; slight; habitual want of regard; state of disregard.
  26. To omit by carelessness or design; to disregard; to slight; not to notice.
  27. To omit by carelessness or design; to slight or disregard; not to heed; not to care for; not to attend to.
  28. Omission to do anything- that can be done, or that requires to be done; slight; habitual want of regard.

Antonyms for neglect

coddle, espy, management, oversight, operate, upkeep, preserve, industry, descry, essay, attend, obtrude, compliance, carry through, mark, transact, conservation, take to heart, observance, pains, mindfulness, administer, inclination, pick up, Homologate, comply, commemorate, maintenance, rifle, execute, behold, condole, finalize, circumspection, conformity, lay down, aver, Intermeddle, commiserate, advertence, butt in, devote, hark back, redeem, direction, forethought, mollycoddle, repay, compensate, adherence, harness, reciprocate, concern, elicit, declare, attempt, labor, persistence, reward, foster, precaution, strive, assiduity, profess, discharge, trot out, ransack, conserving, wariness, object, follow, superintend, eye, avouch, reminisce, accredit, keeping, determination, conformance, cast about, care and feeding, fulfill, consummate, heed, watchfulness, specify, complete, reproduce, remunerate, celebrate, carry out, design, comb, anxiety, indulge, listen, inspire, fulfillment, preserving, patience, harken back, hear, learn, cherish, supervise, trouble, intent, list, diligence, pamper, perpetrate, bring about, aim, discern, authorize, requite, entertain, solicitude, satisfy, aspiration, purpose, ratify, interfere, intentness, harken, cast around, advertency, observation, oversee, preservation, note, memorize, conserve, undertake, dredge, attend to, worry, educe, recollect, hark, perseverance, charge, cognizance, attention, Wet nurse, allocate, ear, sedulousness, obedience, hearken back, realize, flash back, interlope, approbate, seek, affirm, endeavor, consciousness, work out, cosset, distinguish, approve, maintain, avow, intention, perform, formalize, appreciate, enforce, solemnize, evoke, assert, confirm, earmark, abidance, perceive, vigilance, pay off, see, set by, actualize, dandle, nourish, cite, caution, keep, prudence, perplexity, keep up, sympathize, pursue, apply, scour, intrude, snoop, notice, awareness, give, remember, fulfil, goal, sustentation, repair, meddle, look up, DO, tendency, extend, conservancy, constancy, bring up, care, cocker, dedicate, observe.

Quotes of neglect

  1. What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born. – Pearl S. Buck
  2. We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  3. If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters. – Helen Clark
  4. There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to "Americanize" him. – Charles Horton Cooley
  5. I think Haiti is a place that suffers so much from neglect that people only want to hear about it when It's at its extreme. And that's what they end up knowing about it. – Edwidge Danticat
  6. Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up. – James C. Dobson
  7. It's only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs. – Marguerite Duras
  8. Yes, and there were changes of light on landscapes and changes of direction of the wind and the force of the wind and weather. That whole scene is too important in Homer to neglect – Robert Fitzgerald
  9. It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control. – Alice Hamilton
  10. I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions. – Friedrich August von Hayek
  11. Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. – Colin Powell
  12. The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world. – Amartya Sen
  13. No Georgian has the right to evade or neglect his duties and responsibilities. – Eduard Shevardnadze
  14. The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small. – Adlai Stevenson
  15. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. – Richard Whately

Usage examples for neglect

  1. But, difficult as the task may be, it is not one which we can neglect – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. At the same time it was desirable to rescue as much as possible from the flames; for it would have given his enemies a fatal hold upon him, if the famous old city of Memphis should perish by his neglect – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. He also began to neglect his night's rest. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  4. And Sidonie is very fond of us, too, although since she was married she does seem to neglect her old friends a little. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  5. One of his principal faults at this time was a neglect of the Lord's day. – Christmas Stories by Edward Berens
  6. You will say, shall we neglect taking a house- a dear home? – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  7. He had hurt her feelings by neglect – Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  8. She says that I've caused you to neglect Sue for Dixie. – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  9. The neglect of the Hammond Synges gave relief to this character, and she paid them handsomely to be, as every one said, shocking. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  10. However, I put it into your hands to tell her what you think proper; and if she can but feel half for me that I should for her under the same circumstances, it will be punishment sufficient for what I have suffered from her neglect of me. – Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732) by Lewis Melville
  11. Hearts grow cold toward each other through neglect – Friendship by Hugh Black
  12. Had he but known it, Ivan's act in not coming was an unconscious but complete revenge for his years of neglect – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  13. But troubles were preparing for him in Central India, from a quarter which it would not do for him to neglect – Rulers of India: Akbar by George Bruce Malleson
  14. Don't neglect windows in number or size. – A Living from the Land by William B. Duryee
  15. He had in vain demanded reinforcements and supplies from Farnese, who most reluctantly was obliged to refuse them in order that he might obey his master's commands to neglect everything for the sake of the campaign in France. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  16. He did not think that he would dare to neglect Mary Bonner, and to stay in London while she lived at the villa. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  17. The writer, however, complained of neglect and said the bargain made in regard to the child had not been complied with; that she was worthless to them, and if the three hundred dollars did not come soon my mother must find another place for her. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  18. If you should ever return to the earth, do not neglect to signal for this danger. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  19. Hetty's face grew a trifle hard for a moment as she made a tolerably accurate guess at the cause of his neglect on the afternoon in question. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  20. But, though he constantly assured the schoolmaster that he meant to be a windmiller, Jan did not neglect his special gift. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing

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