neglecter


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neglecter - a person who is neglectful and gives little attention or respect to people or responsibilities; "he tried vainly to impress his neglecters"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
References in periodicals archive ?
Neglecter driver also remove his car to the sidewalks and continuing to his way in cold blood.
umlaut]Biological indicators of marine environmental health: meiofauna-a neglecter benthic component?
To celebrate this breed of male (albeit a dying breed) is a dangerous action because it runs counter to the more popular act of celebrating the other, dying breed of man: the abuser, the neglecter, the criminal.