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neglectful

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

Simple Definition of neglectful

  • : not giving enough care or attention to someone or something

Full Definition of neglectful

  1. :  given to neglecting :  careless, heedless

ne·glect·ful·ly play \-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>



1624

First Known Use of neglectful

1624

Synonym Discussion of neglectful

negligent, neglectful, lax, slack, remiss mean culpably careless or indicative of such carelessness. negligent implies inattention to one's duty or business <negligent about writing a note of thanks>. neglectful adds a more disapproving implication of laziness or deliberate inattention <a society callously neglectful of the poor>. lax implies a blameworthy lack of strictness, severity, or precision <a reporter lax about accurate quotation>. slack implies want of due or necessary diligence or care <slack workmanship>. remiss implies blameworthy carelessness shown in slackness, forgetfulness, or neglect <had been remiss in their familial duties>.


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