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neglectful

adjective ne·glect·ful \ni-ˈglek(t)-fəl\

: not giving enough care or attention to someone or something

Full Definition of NEGLECTFUL

:  given to neglecting :  careless, heedless
ne·glect·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
ne·glect·ful·ness noun

Examples of NEGLECTFUL

  1. <he's certainly not a neglectful father as he takes very good care of his children>

First Known Use of NEGLECTFUL

1624

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