disregard

verb
dis·​re·​gard | \ ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd How to pronounce disregard (audio) \
disregarded; disregarding; disregards

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 \ ˌdis-​ri-​ˈgärd-​fəl How to pronounce disregardful (audio) \ 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 The Trump administration seemed to disregard it, hosting the final night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden itself. Glamour, "The White House Is the People's House. With Trump Out, It Can Live Up to Its Name," 13 Nov. 2020 For certain conservative commentators, the phrase represents an easy, punchy way to describe the mental gymnastics done by those who reflexively disregard any success had by the Trump administration. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "Enough of ‘Orange Man Bad’," 18 Sep. 2020 For some, the account has become emblematic of the worst fear about returning to campus — that some students will completely disregard COVID-19 protocols and put others in danger. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "Regents sue Facebook, anonymous owner behind Instagram account claiming to host 'ASU covid parties'," 21 Aug. 2020 Trump is no longer simply undermining the voices of his own experts, but baldly urging people to disregard them. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, "The Rise of COVID Denial," 31 Oct. 2020 The elections board will disregard any previous ones. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, "Trumps says people can change their votes. But is that legal in Kentucky?," 28 Oct. 2020 The company also said investors should disregard its previous financial guidance for the full year. Maria Armental, WSJ, "TikTok Supplier Fastly Cuts Expectations, Cites Weakness at Video App," 14 Oct. 2020 Vote fraud does occasionally happen in the U.S., but at such a small scale, in terms of a presidential election, that experts generally disregard it as a threat. NBC News, "Why elections aren't happening on our smartphones," 14 Oct. 2020 In the absence of verifiable evidence, voters should disregard the allegation. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Fifth District: No endorsement in Ilhan Omar-Lacy Johnson race," 14 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lee immediately and with utter disregard for his own personal safety, passed his radio to another soldier and charged through the murderous fire. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "On Veterans Day, meet all 26 of Louisiana's Medal of Honor recipients," 10 Nov. 2020 The First Lady clearly put other voters at risk by her flagrant disregard of the mask mandate. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Melania Trump Wore A $20,000 Outfit To Vote, But Her Look Didn’t Include A Mask," 4 Nov. 2020 Trump, never troubling to disguise his disregard for the law, is clearly no hypocrite. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's Magazine, "The Enemies Briefcase," 27 Oct. 2020 His inability to admit to any fault or vulnerability, his reckless disregard for others, and his brazen dishonesty are all too familiar to us now. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Martyrdom of Donald Trump," 11 Oct. 2020 He was charged with wanton disregard of safety on public streets, driving under suspension and failure to comply. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, "Man busts through nursing home doors: North Ridgeville police blotter," 7 Oct. 2020 The trick itself is really simple: :oad up your lashes with tons of mascara, with total disregard for getting it on your eyelid. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "This Easy TikTok Mascara Hack Makes My Lashes Look Like Falsies," 5 Oct. 2020 At worst, that was defined as evidence of his selfish disregard. Washington Post, "Trump’s refusal to wear face masks turned them into a sad national symbol," 3 Oct. 2020 Trump’s entourage has operated with a casual disregard for coronavirus protocol throughout the pandemic. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "Now What?," 2 Oct. 2020

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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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The first known use of disregard was in 1613

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18 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Disregard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disregard. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for disregard

disregard

verb
How to pronounce disregard (audio)

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 How to pronounce disregard (audio) \
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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