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ne·glect

 (nĭ-glĕkt′)
tr.v. ne·glect·ed, ne·glect·ing, ne·glects
1. To pay little or no attention to; fail to heed; disregard: neglected their warnings.
2. To fail to care for or attend to properly: neglects her appearance.
3. To fail to do or carry out, as through carelessness or oversight: neglected to return the call.
n.
1. The act or an instance of neglecting something: Your neglect of my advice will only make matters worse.
2. The state or fact of being neglected: The garden fell into neglect.
3. Habitual lack of care: The dog has been subjected to terrible neglect.

[Latin neglegere, neglēct- : neg-, not; see ne in Indo-European roots + legere, to choose, pick up; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

ne·glect′er n.

neglect

(nɪˈɡlɛkt)
vb (tr)
1. to fail to give due care, attention, or time to: to neglect a child.
2. to fail (to do something) through thoughtlessness or carelessness: he neglected to tell her.
3. to ignore or disregard: she neglected his frantic signals.
n
4. lack of due care or attention; negligence: the child starved through neglect.
5. the act or an instance of neglecting or the state of being neglected
[C16: from Latin neglegere to neglect, from nec not + legere to select]
neˈglecter, neˈglector n

ne•glect

(nɪˈglɛkt)
v.t.
1. to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight.
2. to be remiss in the care of: to neglect one's appearance.
3. to omit, as through indifference or carelessness: to neglect to reply to an invitation.
4. to fail to carry out or perform: to neglect the household chores.
n.
5. an act or instance of neglecting; negligence: The neglect of the property was shameful.
6. the fact or state of being neglected: a beauty marred by neglect.
[1520–30; < Latin neglēctus, variant of neclēctus, past participle of neglegere, neclegere to disregard, ignore, slight =nec not + legere to pick up]
syn: See slight.

neglect

In artillery and naval gunfire support, a report to the observer/spotter to indicate that the last round(s) was fired with incorrect data and that the round(s) will be fired again using correct data.

neglect


Past participle: neglected
Gerund: neglecting

Imperative
neglect
neglect
Present
I neglect
you neglect
he/she/it neglects
we neglect
you neglect
they neglect
Preterite
I neglected
you neglected
he/she/it neglected
we neglected
you neglected
they neglected
Present Continuous
I am neglecting
you are neglecting
he/she/it is neglecting
we are neglecting
you are neglecting
they are neglecting
Present Perfect
I have neglected
you have neglected
he/she/it has neglected
we have neglected
you have neglected
they have neglected
Past Continuous
I was neglecting
you were neglecting
he/she/it was neglecting
we were neglecting
you were neglecting
they were neglecting
Past Perfect
I had neglected
you had neglected
he/she/it had neglected
we had neglected
you had neglected
they had neglected
Future
I will neglect
you will neglect
he/she/it will neglect
we will neglect
you will neglect
they will neglect
Future Perfect
I will have neglected
you will have neglected
he/she/it will have neglected
we will have neglected
you will have neglected
they will have neglected
Future Continuous
I will be neglecting
you will be neglecting
he/she/it will be neglecting
we will be neglecting
you will be neglecting
they will be neglecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been neglecting
you have been neglecting
he/she/it has been neglecting
we have been neglecting
you have been neglecting
they have been neglecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been neglecting
you will have been neglecting
he/she/it will have been neglecting
we will have been neglecting
you will have been neglecting
they will have been neglecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been neglecting
you had been neglecting
he/she/it had been neglecting
we had been neglecting
you had been neglecting
they had been neglecting
Conditional
I would neglect
you would neglect
he/she/it would neglect
we would neglect
you would neglect
they would neglect
Past Conditional
I would have neglected
you would have neglected
he/she/it would have neglected
we would have neglected
you would have neglected
they would have neglected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neglect - lack of attention and due careneglect - lack of attention and due care  
inattention - lack of attention
omission - neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
2.neglect - the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"
declination, decline - a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
omission - something that has been omitted; "she searched the table for omissions"
3.neglect - willful lack of care and attention
mistreatment - the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"
despite - contemptuous disregard; "she wanted neither favor nor despite"
4.neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
carelessness, sloppiness - the quality of not being careful or taking pains
dereliction, willful neglect, delinquency - a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
laxness, remissness, laxity, slackness - the quality of being lax and neglectful
5.neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement - an act that does not achieve its intended goal
dereliction - willful negligence
comparative negligence - (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
concurrent negligence - (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately
contributory negligence - (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence; "in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"
criminal negligence, culpable negligence - (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
neglect of duty - (law) breach of a duty
dodging, escape, evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
Verb1.neglect - leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
forget - forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"
pass over, skip, skip over, jump - bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
attend to, take to heart - get down to; pay attention to; take seriously; "Attend to your duties, please"
2.neglect - 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"
lose track - fail to keep informed or aware; "She has so many books, she just lost track and cannot find this volume"
strike out - put out or be put out by a strikeout; "Oral struck out three batters to close the inning"
default, default on - fail to pay up
choke - fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
muff - fail to catch, as of a ball
miss - fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week"
3.neglect - fail to attend to; "he neglects his children"
slack - be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention"
4.neglect - give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors"
pretermit - disregard intentionally or let pass

neglect

verb
1. disregard, ignore, leave alone, turn your back on, fail to look after The woman denied that she had neglected her child.
disregard remember, look after, take care of, attend to
2. shirk, forget, overlook, omit, evade, pass over, skimp, procrastinate over, let slide, be remiss in or about If you don't keep an eye on them, children tend to neglect their homework.
3. fail, forget, omit She neglected to inform me of her change of plans.
noun
1. negligence, inattention, unconcern hundreds of orphans, old and handicapped people, some of whom have since died of neglect
negligence care, attention, consideration
2. shirking, failure, oversight, carelessness, dereliction, forgetfulness, slackness, laxity, laxness, slovenliness, remissness her deliberate neglect of her professional duty

neglect

verb
1. To refuse to pay attention to (a person); treat with contempt:
Regional: igg.
2. To fail to care for or give proper attention to:
3. To not do (something necessary):
4. To avoid the fulfillment of:
Idiom: let slide.
noun
1. An act or instance of neglecting:
2. Nonperformance of what ought to be done:
Translations
إِهْمَالٌإهْمال، عَدَم عِنايَهيَفْشَل أنيُهْمِليُهْمِلُ
zanedbatzanedbávánízanedbávatopominoutzanedbání
forsømmeforsømmelseundlade
laiminlyöntilyödä laimin
zanemaritizanemarivanje
elhanyagolelhanyagolás
trassa, vanrækjavanrækjavanræksla
おろそかにする怠慢
방치방치하다
dėmesio stokanepadaryti konesirūpinti
atstāt nedarītuizturēties nevērīgineaprūpēšananekoptībanolaidība
zanedbanosťzanedbávať
zanemaritizanemarjenost
försummaförsummelse
การละเลยทอดทิ้ง
ihmalihmal etmekyapmakta kusur etmekboş vermeboş vermek
sao lãngsự sao lãng

neglect

[nɪˈglekt]
A. N (= carelessness) → descuido m; (= negligence) → negligencia f; (in appearance) → dejadez f; [of rules, duty] → incumplimiento m; (= neglected state) → abandono m; (towards others) → desatención f
the garden was in a state of neglectel jardín estaba muy descuidado or abandonado
the plants had died of neglectlas plantas se habían muerto de no cuidarlas
B. VT
1. [+ obligations] → descuidar, desatender; [+ duty] → no cumplir con, faltar a; [+ friends, family] → desatender; [+ opportunity] → desperdiciar, desaprovechar; [+ work, garden] → descuidar
2. (= omit) to neglect to do sthomitir hacer algo
they neglected to mention this factomitieron mencionar este hecho, no mencionaron este hecho

neglect

[nɪˈglɛkt]
vt
(= fail to look after) [+ child, patient] → négliger; [+ plant, garden, building] → négliger
[+ duty, reponsibilities, homework] → négliger
They never neglect their duties → Ils ne négligent jamais leurs devoirs.
to neglect to do sth → négliger de faire qch
(= pay little attention to) [+ person] → négliger
n [person, duty] → négligence f
It was neglect that caused the infant's death → Ce fut la négligence qui a provoqué la mort du nourrisson.
(= state) → abandon m
to suffer from neglect → être laissé à l'abandon
housing estates suffering from vandalism and neglect → des cités en proie au vandalisme et laissées à l'abandon
state of neglect → état d'abandon

neglect

vtvernachlässigen; promisenicht einhalten; advicenicht befolgen; opportunityversäumen; to neglect to do somethinges versäumen or unterlassen, etw zu tun
nVernachlässigung f; (of promise)Nichteinhalten nt; (of opportunity)Versäumen nt; (of advice)Nichtbefolgung f; (= negligence)Nachlässigkeit f; neglect of one’s dutiesPflichtvergessenheit f, → Pflichtversäumnis nt; to be in a state of neglectverwahrlost sein, völlig vernachlässigt sein; the garden suffered through (our) neglectder Garten hat darunter gelitten, dass wir ihn vernachlässigt haben

neglect

[nɪˈglɛkt]
1. vt (friends, children, garden) → trascurare; (opportunity) → lasciarsi sfuggire; (obligations) → mancare a
to neglect to do sth → trascurare or tralasciare di fare qc
2. n (lack of care) → trascuratezza; (of child) → il trascurare; (of duty) → negligenza; (of rule) → mancata osservanza
neglect of one's appearance → trascuratezza nel vestire
his neglect of his friends → l'aver trascurato gli amici
in a state of neglect (house, garden) → in stato di abbandono

neglect

(niˈglekt) verb
1. to treat carelessly or not give enough attention to. He neglected his work.
2. to fail (to do something). He neglected to answer the letter.
noun
lack of care and attention. The garden is suffering from neglect.

neglect

إِهْمَالٌ, يُهْمِلُ zanedbat, zanedbávání forsømme, forsømmelse vernachlässigen, Vernachlässigung αμέλεια, παραμελώ descuidar, negligencia laiminlyönti, lyödä laimin négligence, négliger zanemariti, zanemarivanje trascurare, trascuratezza おろそかにする, 怠慢 방치, 방치하다 verwaarlozen, verwaarlozing forsømme, forsømmelse zaniedbać, zaniedbanie negligência, negligenciar пренебрегать, пренебрежение försumma, försummelse การละเลย, ทอดทิ้ง ihmal, ihmal etmek sao lãng, sự sao lãng 忽视

ne·glect

n. negligencia, descuido, desamparo.

neglect

n negligencia, descuido; vt descuidar, desatender
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No pins were ever stuck into their cotton vitals, no harsh words or blows were ever given them, no neglect ever saddened the heart or the most repulsive, but all were fed and clothed, nursed and caressed with an affection which never failed.
I expect you'll learn to sew all right, Lena, if you'll only keep your head and not go gadding about to dances all the time and neglect your work, the way some country girls do.
He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children.
On the contrary, there was an air of neglect about his person, like that which might have proceeded from great and recent exertion, which he had not yet found leisure to repair.
The speech was about public-spirited citizens who, to the neglect of their own interests, came to assist the ends of justice, and fellow-creatures in misfortune.
But John says if I feel so, I shall neglect proper self-control; so I take pains to control myself--before him, at least, and that makes me very tired.
But he will be ill-pleased, I judge if you suffer him to neglect the courtesy due to one of our chief rulers, and who may be said to represent King William, in the absence of the governor himself.
Here and there, perchance, the walls may remain almost complete; but elsewhere may be only a shapeless mound, cumbrous with its very strength, and overgrown, through long years of peace and neglect, with grass and alien weeds.
Owing to a confident reliance upon other means of determining the vessel's place, some merchantmen, and many whalemen, especially when cruising, wholly neglect to heave the log; though at the same time, and frequently more for form's sake than anything else, regularly putting down upon the customary slate the course steered by the ship, as well as the presumed average rate of progression every hour.
The wagon rolled up a weedy gravel walk, under a noble avenue of China trees, whose graceful forms and ever-springing foliage seemed to be the only things there that neglect could not daunt or alter,--like noble spirits, so deeply rooted in goodness, as to flourish and grow stronger amid discouragement and decay.
Whenever a man or a woman showed us cold neglect, we spoke up confidently in our own tongue and asked for such information as we happened to need, and we always got a reply in the same language.
It was getting crazy and ruinous now, from long neglect.