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Meaning & Definition of Neglect in English

English

Neglect

/nəglɛkt/

noun

1. Lack of attention and due care

    synonym:
  • disregard
  • ,
  • neglect

2. The state of something that has been unused and neglected

  • "The house was in a terrible state of neglect"
    synonym:
  • neglect
  • ,
  • disuse

3. Willful lack of care and attention

    synonym:
  • disregard
  • ,
  • neglect

4. The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

    synonym:
  • negligence
  • ,
  • neglect
  • ,
  • neglectfulness

5. Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

    synonym:
  • negligence
  • ,
  • carelessness
  • ,
  • neglect
  • ,
  • nonperformance

verb

1. Leave undone or leave out

  • "How could i miss that typo?"
  • "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
    synonym:
  • neglect
  • ,
  • pretermit
  • ,
  • omit
  • ,
  • drop
  • ,
  • miss
  • ,
  • leave out
  • ,
  • overlook
  • ,
  • overleap

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • fail
  • ,
  • neglect

3. Fail to attend to

  • "He neglects his children"
    synonym:
  • neglect

4. Give little or no attention to

  • "Disregard the errors"
    synonym:
  • neglect
  • ,
  • ignore
  • ,
  • disregard

Examples of using

They didn't neglect their own duty.