inobservant
adjective see inobservance

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  • Inobservant — In ob*serv ant, a. [L. inobservans. See {In } not, and {Observant}.] Not observant; regardless; heedless. Bp. Hurd. {In ob*serv ant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inobservant — index broken (unfulfilled), negligent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inobservant — (adj.) 1660s, from L. inobservantem (nom. inobservans) inattentive, negligent, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + observans (see OBSERVANCE (Cf. observance)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inobservant — |in+ adjective Etymology: Late Latin inobservant , inobservans, from Latin in in (I) + observant , observans observant more at observant : unobservant …   Useful english dictionary

  • inobservant — See inobservance. * * * …   Universalium

  • inobservant — Synonyms and related words: careless, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, distrait, heedless, inadvertent, inattentive, inconstant, incurious, indifferent, negligent, nonadherent, noncompliant, nonconforming, nonobservant, regardless,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inobservant — adj. not attentive, heedless; not observing laws or customs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inobservant — in·observant …   English syllables

  • Inobservantly — Inobservant In ob*serv ant, a. [L. inobservans. See {In } not, and {Observant}.] Not observant; regardless; heedless. Bp. Hurd. {In ob*serv ant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inobservance — inobservant, adj. inobservantly, adv. /in euhb zerr veuhns/, n. 1. lack of attention; inattention; heedlessness: drowsy inobservance. 2. failure to observe a custom, rule, law, or the like; nonobservance: inobservance of the Sabbath. [1605 15; <… …   Universalium

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