Associations to the word «Neglect»


NEGLECT, verb. (transitive) To fail to care for or attend to something.
NEGLECT, verb. (transitive) To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight.
NEGLECT, verb. (transitive) To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.
NEGLECT, noun. The act of neglecting.
NEGLECT, noun. The state of being neglected.
NEGLECT, noun. Habitual lack of care.

Dictionary definition

NEGLECT, noun. Lack of attention and due care.
NEGLECT, noun. The state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect".
NEGLECT, noun. Willful lack of care and attention.
NEGLECT, noun. The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern.
NEGLECT, noun. Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.
NEGLECT, verb. Leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten".
NEGLECT, verb. 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".
NEGLECT, verb. Fail to attend to; "he neglects his children".
NEGLECT, verb. Give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors".

Wise words

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