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 email. 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

Other Words from disregard

Noun

disregardful \ ˌdis-​ri-​ˈgärd-​fəl How to pronounce disregard (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
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And when considering whether the Dolphins should be blitz-heavy again, disregard the argument about Jackson playing for a contract. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 15 Sep. 2022 Given this reality, Biden should disregard the potential backlash and take a stand in defense of our democracy. Julian Zelizer, CNN, 1 Sep. 2022 Critics took to social media to mock the new laws, arguing criminals will disregard the rules, while law-abiding gun owners will comply and not have an opportunity to prevent deaths in the event of a tragic shooting. Fox News, 1 Sep. 2022 The brain must disregard a lot of ordinary metropolitan white noise, while remaining alert to unusual sounds that might be of vital importance. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 The comet’s death toll of course looks to be in the billions, which spurs Dibiasky and Mindy to disregard the president’s confidentiality orders and take their story public. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 The comet’s death toll of course looks to be in the billions, which spurs Dibiasky and Mindy to disregard the president’s confidentiality orders and take their story public. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 In an October letter to the editor of the San Juan Record, Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding, urged San Juan County Clerk Lyman Duncan, also a Republican, to disregard the court’s ruling and to dissolve the commission districts entirely. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Dec. 2021 Put aside the criminality and violence, disregard the poor name selection and play-calling: was Bishop Sycamore a school? Ryan Craig, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Much more terrible for the survival of books, however, is human neglect and disregard. David J. Davis, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 These are the most alarming consequences of the Biden administration’s total disregard of border security. Tara Kavaler, The Arizona Republic, 28 Sep. 2022 He was cited for wanton disregard for safety, open container, driving under the influence, and unlawful plates. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 24 Sep. 2022 But the details of her death are perhaps secondary to another point: Another irrevocable loss serves as yet another example of the Iranian regime’s perpetual disregard for the safety, security, and well-being of its citizens—especially its youth. Tara Kangarlou, Time, 19 Sep. 2022 The book illuminates sacrifice and support, disregard and denial. Michael Cavna, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2022 For the most part, people have settled into whatever level of caution or disregard suits them. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 16 Sep. 2022 The violations involved what the COJ said was a pattern of actions from 2014 to 2018 and concerned what the COJ said was Todd’s disregard of the law as set forth by appellate courts. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 15 Sep. 2022 Cries for help are met with violent disregard, and this only further accelerates their deterioration. James Burns, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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“Disregard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disregard. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for disregard

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 email.

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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