neglectful


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ne·glect·ful

 (nĭ-glĕkt′fəl)
adj.
Characterized by neglect; heedless: neglectful of their responsibilities. See Synonyms at negligent.

ne·glect′ful·ly adv.
ne·glect′ful·ness n.

neglectful

(nɪˈɡlɛktfʊl)
adj
(when: postpositive, foll by of) not giving due care and attention (to); careless; heedless
neˈglectfully adv
neˈglectfulness n

ne•glect•ful

(nɪˈglɛkt fəl)

adj.
characterized by neglect; careless; negligent.
[1615–25]
ne•glect′ful•ly, adv.
ne•glect′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.neglectful - not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents"
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"
2.neglectful - failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"

neglectful

adjective careless, indifferent, lax, negligent, uncaring, thoughtless, heedless, inattentive, remiss, unmindful Children who are neglected tend to become neglectful parents.

neglectful

adjective
Guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern:
Translations

neglectful

[nɪˈglektfʊl] ADJnegligente
to be neglectful of [+ family, children] → desatender a; [+ work] → descuidar; [+ duty] → no cumplir con
they were neglectful of the needs of the communitydesatendían las necesidades de la comunidad

neglectful

[nɪˈglɛktfʊl] adj [mother, father] → négligent(e)
to be neglectful of sb/sth → négliger qn/qch
He was neglectful of his duties → Il négligeait ses devoirs.

neglectful

adjnachlässig; father, government etcpflichtvergessen; to be neglectful of somebody/somethingsich nicht um jdn/etw kümmern, jdn/etw vernachlässigen

neglectful

[nɪˈglɛktfʊl] adj (gen) → negligente; (parent) → che trascura
to be neglectful of sb/sth → trascurare qn/qc

neglectful

a. negligente, descuidado-a.
References in classic literature ?
The whole line (CD) will be rather shorter perhaps than that of a full-sized Woman, and will shade off more rapidly towards its extremities; but the identity of the colours would give you an immediate impression of identity of Class, making you neglectful of other details.
Now that he believes himself to be on his death-bed, he feels remorse for his neglectful treatment of his wife.
One conclusion, however, I felt tolera bly sure that I had drawn correctly from what she said: her father's conduct toward her, though not absolutely blamable or grossly neglectful on any point, had still never been of a nature to make her ardently fond of him.
In each country the Government has been a neglectful stepmother to the telephone.
I have been very wrong and neglectful in leaving everything to be done by him
But there was no remedy; either I must follow them, or keep entirely apart from them, and thus appear neglectful of my charge.
Under the influence of this injury (and perhaps of some little straitness and irregularity in the matter of wages), he had grown neglectful of his person and morose in mind; and now beholding in Clennam one of the degraded body of his oppressors, received him with ignominy.
His sincere feeling of irritation under this neglectful treatment greatly assisted the effect of those feigned doubts on the subject of his absent friends which the captain had recommended him to express in the housekeeper's presence.
Reuben Bourne, however, was a neglectful husbandman; and, while the lands of the other settlers became annually more fruitful, his deteriorated in the same proportion.
Cheyne sat watching the young face under the shadow of the arm thrown over the forehead, and among many things that occurred to him was the notion that he might perhaps have been neglectful as a father.
Jarndyce had not been neglectful of the adjuration.
She was most anxious that the misfortune of her fainting-fit should not lead to the second misfortune of making her mistress think her neglectful, and she would humbly beg to ask me whether I would advise her to write her explanations and excuses to Miss Halcombe, requesting to receive the messages by letter, if it was not too late.