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

Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "Ex-Navy sailor pardoned by Trump files suit against Obama, Comey for failure to prosecute Hillary Clinton," 10 July 2018 As Civil War soldiers returned home, all America could climb on board with Gilpin’s fantastical promises, any threatening idea of a great desert now disregarded. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 More and more, this rule is disregarded in the NBA. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "LeBron James scouting report: world-class traveler, actor — with a mean forearm," 13 June 2018 The video shows a Forest Preserve District of Cook County police officer apparently disregarding the woman’s pleas to intervene and protect her from harassment. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Trump, race and why it seems like a hate-fueled confrontation might happen anywhere, anytime," 12 July 2018 Often scoffed at for its wobbly governments and disregarded as a mere pleasuredome, Italy has long been Europe’s laboratory for political change. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "This Italian Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now, It’s a Symbol for Right-Wing Politics," 7 July 2018 Shine himself was never accused of harassment, but lawsuits accused him of helping to cover up Ailes' behavior and disregarding the claims of women who came forward. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Donald Trump hires former Fox News executive Bill Shine as top communications aide," 5 July 2018 Scott Spencer, Montgomery County Sheriff’s office spokesman, said deputies were dispatched alongside Conroe ISD police but disregarded the incident after law enforcement discovered the suspect was holding a stick. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Conroe ISD campuses on heightened alert following Santa Fe shooting," 21 May 2018 The two countries’ ruling parties, Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) and Hungary’s Fidesz, both disdain liberalism, disregard the independence of the judiciary and reject the European Union’s plans for resettling refugees from the Middle East. The Economist, "Viktor Orban’s visit to Warsaw showcased an illiberal alliance," 15 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

So its criticism of China’s disregard for long-standing rules and norms now rings hollow. The Economist, "Xi’s world order: July 2024," 7 July 2018 Youth may boast high energy and a disruptive disregard for the status quo, but age and experience bring even more important advantages to bear. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, "The best age for entrepreneurship," 13 July 2018 The bisons’ disregard of me is a sign of conservation success. Andrew Evans, chicagotribune.com, "Feel the pull of the prairie on a uniquely American safari in Montana," 5 July 2018 This is more evidence that Trump's disregard for truth is not always simply a man wandering in the dark. Jack Holmes, Esquire, "Trump's Batshit Conversation with Trudeau Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg," 15 Mar. 2018 But now their disregard for borders, and local Sami traditions, are causing a long-simmering dispute between friendly neighbors to reach a boiling point. Author: Sveinung Sleire, Rafaela Lindeberg, Anchorage Daily News, "Reindeer ignoring borders have Norway locking antlers with Sweden," 30 June 2018 Again, Sommers sees our dysfunctional criminal justice system as a casualty of America’s disregard for honor. Adam Kirsch, The Atlantic, "Does Honor Matter?," 3 June 2018 This disregard of young viewers is about to change. Rachel Gandin Mark, The Hollywood Reporter, "Can Netflix Transform the Television Landscape in the Middle East?," 27 June 2018 This disregard for all kinds of people has had real consequences in their lives including for gays, transgender people, migrant children, victims of domestic violence or police brutality — and the list goes on. Laura Mcgann, Vox, "Sarah Sanders is upset a restaurant wouldn’t serve her. She’s OK with it happening to gays.," 24 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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The first known use of disregard was in 1613

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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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