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  Words related to neglect

Related / Similar Words: disregard, negligence, carelessness, nonperformance, neglectfulness, disuse, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap, ignore, fail

 

Definition:
  • willful lack of care and attention;
  • failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances;
  • the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern;
  • lack of attention and due care;
  • the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect";
  • leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten";
  • fail to attend to; "he neglects his children";
  • give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors";
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: despite, dereliction, comparative negligence, concurrent negligence, contributory negligence, criminal negligence, culpable negligence, neglect of duty, evasion, escape, dodging, delinquency, willful neglect, laxness, laxity, remissness, omission, forget, jump, pass over, skip, skip over, slack, pretermit, strike out, default, default on, choke, muff, miss

     

    Derivational Morphology: ignore, disregard, dismiss, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap, fail, omission, skip, pretermission, negligence, carelessness, nonperformance, neglecter, neglectfulness, failure

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 疏忽   Dutch: verwaarlozing  
    Finnish: laiminlyönti   French: négligence  
    German: Vernachlässigung   Hungarian: elhanyagolás  
    Italian: negligenza   Japanese: 怠慢  
    Korean: 태만   Portuguese: negligência  
    Russian: пренебрежение   Spanish: negligencia  
    Swedish: försummelse  
     
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