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neglect

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of neglect

  1. 1 the state of being unattended to or not cared for <for years the barn sat in neglect until one day it finally fell down> Synonyms desolation, dilapidation, disrepair, seediness Related Words inattention, negligence; abandonment, desertion; decay, decrepitude, dereliction, deterioration, disintegration, dumpiness, ruin, ruination Near Antonyms conservation, preservation, upkeep Antonyms keeping, repair

  2. 2 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action <your ongoing neglect of your health is going to land you in the hospital someday> Synonyms default, delinquency, dereliction, misprision, failure, negligence, nonfeasance, oversightRelated Words carelessness, heedlessness, inadvertence, inadvertency, laxityNear Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)




neglect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of neglect

  1. 1 to fail to give proper attention to <as usual the news media neglected the real issues of the campaign and focused on personalities> Synonyms bypass, disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over) Related Words fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimp Near Antonyms appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remark Antonyms attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  2. 2 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness <I've neglected my garden, and now it's overgrown with weeds> Synonyms forget, shirk Related Words slack (off) Near Antonyms carry out, do, execute, perform; accomplish, achieve; keep up, maintain Antonyms attend (to), remember

  3. 3 to miss the opportunity or obligation <conveniently, the job applicant neglected to mention his criminal record> Synonyms fail, forget, omit Related Words disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, pretermit, slight; slide, slip; default; skip Phrases miss out on Near Antonyms heed, mind, remember; keep, observe; carry out, do, execute, perform, practice (also practise); discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), meet, satisfy; comply (with)





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