neglect

  • 1 neglect — ne·glect n: a disregard of duty resulting from carelessness, indifference, or willfulness; esp: a failure to provide a child under one s care with proper food, clothing, shelter, supervision, medical care, or emotional stability compare abuse 2,… …

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  • 2 neglect — vb Neglect, omit, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget are comparable when they mean to pass over something without giving it due or sufficient attention. Neglect usually implies intentional or unintentional failure to give full or proper… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Neglect — Neg*lect , n. [L. neglectus. See {Neglect}, v.] 1. 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Neglect — Neg*lect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Neglected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Neglecting}.] [L. neglectus, p. p. of neglegere (negligere) to disregard, neglect, the literal sense prob. being, not to pick up; nec not, nor (fr. ne not + que, a particle akin to Goth …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 neglect — [ni glekt′] vt. [< L neglectus, pp. of negligere, neglegere, not to heed, be regardless of < neg (see NEGATION) + legere, to gather (see LOGIC)] 1. to ignore or disregard [to neglect the advice of others] 2. to fail to care for or attend to …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 neglect — [n1] disregard carelessness, coolness, delinquency, disdain, disregardance, disrespect, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, inconsideration, indifference, laxity, laxness, oversight, scorn, slight, thoughtlessness, unconcern; concepts… …

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  • 7 neglect — ► VERB 1) fail to give proper care or attention to. 2) fail to do something. ► NOUN 1) the state of being neglected. 2) the action of neglecting. ORIGIN Latin neglegere disregard …

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  • 8 Neglect — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 R29.5 Neurologischer Neglect …

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  • 9 neglect — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ general, total ▪ relative ▪ benign ▪ The 18th century interior of the building has survived through benign neglect. ▪ …

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  • 10 Neglect — For the neuropsychological condition, see Hemispatial neglect. Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which a perpetrator is responsible to provide care for a victim who is unable to care for himself or herself, but fails to provide adequate care …

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  • 11 neglect — neglectedly, adv. neglectedness, n. neglecter, neglector, n. /ni glekt /, v.t. 1. to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years. 2. to be remiss in the care or treatment of: to …

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  • 12 neglect — [[t]nɪgle̱kt[/t]] neglects, neglecting, neglected 1) VERB If you neglect someone or something, you fail to look after them properly. [V n] The woman denied that she had neglected her child... [V n] Feed plants and they grow, neglect them and they …

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  • 13 neglect — I UK [nɪˈɡlekt] / US [nəˈɡlekt] verb [transitive] Word forms neglect : present tense I/you/we/they neglect he/she/it neglects present participle neglecting past tense neglected past participle neglected ** 1) to fail to look after someone when… …

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  • 14 neglect — ne|glect1 [nıˈglekt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of neglegere, negligere, from neg not + legere to gather ] 1.) to fail to look after someone or something properly ▪ She smoked and drank, neglected the children, and …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 neglect — ne|glect1 [ nə glekt ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to fail to take care of someone when you are responsible for them: parents who neglect their children a ) to fail to give someone enough love, attention, or support: What do you think of a man who… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 neglect — I n. 1) benign; complete, total; parental neglect 2) child neglect 3) a state of neglect II v. 1) to neglect willfully 2) (E) she neglected to pay the fine * * * [nɪ glekt] complete parental neglect …

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  • 17 neglect — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Disregard Nouns 1. neglect, negligence, carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, dereliction, delinquency; omission, oversight, laches, default; benign neglect; rashness; procrastination. See… …

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  • 18 Neglect — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Neglect >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 neglect neglect Sgm: N 1 carelessness carelessness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 trifling trifling &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 negligence negligence Sgm: N 1 omission …

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  • 19 neglect — 1. verb 1) she neglected the children Syn: fail to look after, leave alone, abandon, desert; literary forsake Ant: cherish, look after 2) he s neglecting his work Syn: pay no attention to …

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  • 20 neglect — 01. They were accused of [neglecting] their children after they repeatedly arrived at school with nothing to eat for lunch, and improperly dressed for the cold weather. 02. If you [neglect] your puppy, he will get very bored and unhappy. 03. If… …

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