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disregard

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verb dis·re·gard \ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd\

Simple Definition of disregard

  • : to ignore (something) or treat (something) as unimportant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disregard

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pay no attention to :  treat as unworthy of regard or notice

Examples of disregard in a sentence

  1. Please disregard what I said before.

  2. He disregarded his father's advice and left school.

  3. Some students completely disregard the rules of the school.



1613

First Known Use of disregard

1613

Synonym Discussion of disregard

neglect, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget mean to pass over without giving due attention. neglect implies giving insufficient attention to something that merits one's attention <habitually neglected his studies>. disregard suggests voluntary inattention <disregarded the wishes of his family>. ignore implies a failure to regard something obvious <ignored the snide remark>. overlook suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care <in my rush I overlooked a key example>. slight implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting <slighted several major authors in her survey>. forget may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one's mind <forget what others say>.

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disregard

noun dis·re·gard

Simple Definition of disregard

  • : the act of ignoring something or treating something as unimportant

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disregard

  1. :  the act of disregarding :  the state of being disregarded :  neglect

disregardful play \-fəl\ adjective

Examples of disregard in a sentence

  1. They treated the rules with complete disregard.

  2. <revelers firing guns in the air with complete disregard for the possible consequences>



1659

First Known Use of disregard

1659


DISREGARD Defined for Kids

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disregard

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verb dis·re·gard \ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd\

Definition of disregard for Students

disregardeddisregarding

  1. :  to pay no attention to <Please disregard my e-mail.>




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disregard

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noun dis·re·gard

Definition of disregard for Students

  1. :  the act of paying no attention to <He treated the rules with complete disregard.>





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