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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

Full Definition of disregard

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

Examples of disregard

  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.



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First Known Use of disregard

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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

Full Definition of disregard

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

dis·re·gard·ful play \-fəl\ adjective


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