What does neglect mean?

Definitions for neglect
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disregard, neglect(noun)

    lack of attention and due care

  2. neglect, disuse(noun)

    the state of something that has been unused and neglected

    "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

  3. disregard, neglect(noun)

    willful lack of care and attention

  4. negligence, neglect, neglectfulness(noun)

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

  5. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance(verb)

    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

  6. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)

    leave undone or leave out

    "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

  7. fail, 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"

  8. neglect(verb)

    fail to attend to

    "he neglects his children"

  9. neglect, ignore, disregard(verb)

    give little or no attention to

    "Disregard the errors"

Wiktionary

  1. neglect(Noun)

    The act of neglecting.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  2. neglect(Noun)

    The state of being neglected.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  3. neglect(Noun)

    Habitual lack of care.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  4. neglect(Verb)

    To disregard or pay little attention to something.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  5. neglect(Verb)

    To fail to care for, or attend to something.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

  6. neglect(Verb)

    To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.

    Etymology: From neglectus, perfect passive participle of neglego, a variant of neclego, itself from nec + lego. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neglect(adverb)

    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. Neglect(adverb)

    to omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers

  3. Neglect

    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. Neglect

    omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers

  5. Neglect

    habitual carelessness; negligence

  6. Neglect

    the state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Neglect

    neg-lekt′, v.t. to treat carelessly, pass by without notice: to omit by carelessness.—n. disregard: slight: omission.—adj. Neglect′able, that may be neglected.—ns. Neglect′edness; Neglect′er.—adj. Neglect′ful, careless: accustomed to omit or neglect things: slighting.—adv. Neglect′fully.—n. Neglect′fulness.—adj. Neglect′ible.—adv. Neglect′ingly, carelessly: heedlessly. [L. negligĕre, neglectumnec, not, legĕre, to gather.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. neglect

    A charge not exceeding £3, from the wages of a seaman, in the Complete Book, for any part of the ship's stores lost overboard, or damaged, from his gross carelessness.

Editors Contribution

  1. neglect

    Neglect (verb)meaning to give little attention or fail to do.

    Neglect is to disregard the important invitation of a high in rank officer.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'neglect' in Verbs Frequency: #911

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neglect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neglect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of neglect in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Vaughan:

    Some have severe mental health problems resulting from broken families or parental neglect, exposure to violence in their home country, and a traumatic experience coming here illegally.

  2. Chinese:

    Do not consider any vice as trivial, and therefore practise it; do not consider any virtue as unimportant, and therefore neglect it.

  3. Kinji Scott:

    You neglect our community and then deny us justice? We need justice.

  4. Johanna Greeson:

    What is the rate of child abuse and neglect for each state ? We have a national system that tracks these data, so I wonder why they are not included.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One can realize a reality The world media play and picture as an open market of press and speech that a majority enjoys the open markets, where one finds the cheapest, but low-quality materials, which no one bothers. Conversely, the specialty shops that decorate and sell expensive and quality materials; a few ones visit that since both factors logically depend on one's capacity and power of perches. Similarly, each field defines and holds such stage and level in the sense of competency, whether financial, qualification, vision, or ability to approach the point. In this prospect; indeed, one experiences, in the literature of all forms and categories that, the mass of minds reads low and senseless writings; whereas, neglect and disdain the academic and visionary writing and subject. The distinction that describes and shows the natural human history, which never prevails skill and wisdom that becomes authentic, quotable, and worthy quotation for all the times.

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Translations for neglect

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  • ?????, ?????Arabic
  • negligir, negligènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • zanedbat, zanedbáníCzech
  • Vernachl?ssigung, Nachl?ssigkeit, missachtenGerman
  • αμελ?, παραμελ?Greek
  • perecear, negligencia, descuidarSpanish
  • v?linpit?m?tt?myysFinnish
  • négligence, négligerFrench
  • faillíIrish
  • ?????Hebrew
  • elhanyagolásHungarian
  • omettere, negligenza, negligere, mancare, ignorare, tralasciareItalian
  • 怠慢Japanese
  • ??, ??, ??Korean
  • neglegō, oblīvīscorLatin
  • whakahapa, whakangongo, iwikoretangaMāori
  • negeren, verwaarlozing, onzorgvuldigheid, verzaken, nalatigheid, verwaarlozen, nalaten, zorgeloosheidDutch
  • zaniedbywa?, zaniedba?Polish
  • negligência, negligenciarPortuguese
  • a nu ?ine cont de, neglijaRomanian
  • пренебрежение, запускать, небрежность, упускать, забрасывать, пренебрегатьRussian
  • zanedba?Slovak
  • f?rsummelse, f?rsummaSwedish

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