disregard

verb
dis·​re·​gard | \ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd \

Definition of disregard 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to pay no attention to : treat as unworthy of regard or notice Please disregard what I said in my last e-mail. He disregarded her advice.

disregard

noun

Definition of disregard (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of treating someone or something as unworthy of regard or notice : the state of being disregarded (see disregard entry 1) : neglect showed a complete disregard for the rules

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Other Words from disregard

Noun

disregardful \-​fəl \ adjective

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Verb

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

Examples of disregard in a Sentence

Verb

Please disregard what I said before. He disregarded his father's advice and left school. Some students completely disregard the rules of the school.

Noun

They treated the rules with complete disregard. revelers firing guns in the air with complete disregard for the possible consequences
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Since Ronald Reagan, Republicans have disregarded their own dire warnings about the national debt, once in power—notably in 2011—leaving Democrats to fret about fiscal discipline. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Stock Markets Are Too Happy With the Election Outcome," 7 Nov. 2018 And please, disregard any of the 49 nearby passengers cringing at your cheesy pick-up lines. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "1 in 50 airline passengers finds true love on a flight, survey finds," 30 Aug. 2018 Please disregard these issues and don’t think about this anymore again. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "Read the full transcript of the Helsinki press conference," 16 July 2018 Though Scotland’s nationalist leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has been cautious about the prospect of a second referendum, her Catalan counterparts have recklessly disregarded democratic and constitutional norms in their push for independence. The Economist, "The siren call of separatism," 12 July 2018 But the group disregarded the order, walking back to their vehicles and driving back to Mexico, according to the letter. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Toothless trade resolution demonstrates Congress’s unwillingness to check Trump," 12 July 2018 So how does an adult embrace the holiday without disregarding design? Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Can Halloween Home Decor Be Chic? These Items Make the Case," 26 Oct. 2018 Many people reported this data loss bug, but none of the reports received many upvotes, with Microsoft accordingly disregarding those bugs. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Windows 10 October 2018 Update no longer deletes your data," 10 Oct. 2018 The Model 3 takes the next step in strange by disregarding the button in its entirety. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Hardest Things To Get Used to on the Tesla Model 3," 10 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Almost weirder than Jughead’s casual disregard for his own life is Betty’s total lack of reaction to it later on—the two of them are cracking jokes about it at Veronica’s speakeasy! Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 6 Craziest Things That Happened On Riverdale Tonight," 25 Oct. 2018 Respect for craftsmanship, tradition, and prime materials is matched by a conspicuous disregard for the ephemera of trends, both on the part of father and son, and the artisans who have joined their studio over the years. Maria Shollenbarger, ELLE Decor, "An Italian Design Firm Transforms Discreet-but-Luxe Kitchens with a Timeless Florentine Aesthetic," 18 Oct. 2018 Along with other statements Trump had made on the matter, the tweets revealed the administration's disregard for what was an unconstitutional violation of religious freedom, critics of the travel ban claimed. Brian Fung, chicagotribune.com, "Supreme Court's travel ban ruling could have big implications for Trump's Twitter account," 26 June 2018 That's on display from Day 1, and to many, Bush - compared with Trump's tweets, tantrums and general disregard for truth - looks like a scholar and a gentleman. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Donald Trump may be best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush," 13 May 2018 British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called Russia’s involvement ‘‘an egregious example of the Kremlin’s disregard for innocent life’’ and called on Moscow to cooperate fully with the investigation. BostonGlobe.com, "Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing Malaysian plane," 25 May 2018 What raised eyebrows even among supporters of the result was the court’s hell-bent rush – ordering new maps within three weeks, then drawing its own – in what reasonable people could conclude was disregard for separation of powers. John Baer, Philly.com, "Impeach state Supreme Court? Not happening. But watch for GOP payback | John Baer," 26 Mar. 2018 But the airport has also become a symbol of a less savory aspect of Turkey’s modern-day incarnation: its reckless disregard for arithmetic and the independence of critical government institutions. New York Times, "Turkey’s Economy Is So Hot That It May Face a Meltdown," 10 July 2018 For all its success, critics say Radio Marti became a monument to Mas Canosa's authoritarian streak and his disregard for U.S. regulations. Christopher Marquis, miamiherald, "Jorge Mas Canosa dead at 58," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of disregard

Verb

1613, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1659, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for disregard

disregard

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disregard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

disregard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disregard (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of ignoring something or treating something as unimportant

disregard

verb
dis·​re·​gard | \ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd \
disregarded; disregarding

Kids Definition of disregard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

disregard

noun

Kids Definition of disregard (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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