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disregard

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verb dis·re·gard \ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd\

Definition of disregard

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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.

Examples of disregard in a Sentence

  1. Please disregard what I said before.

  2. He disregarded his father's advice and left school.

  3. Some students completely disregard the rules of the school.

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First Known Use of disregard

1613

Synonym Discussion of disregard

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

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disregard

noun dis·re·gard

Definition of disregard

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

disregardful

play \-fəl\ adjective

Examples of disregard in a Sentence

  1. They treated the rules with complete disregard.

  2. revelers firing guns in the air with complete disregard for the possible consequences

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First Known Use of disregard

1659


DISREGARD Defined for English Language Learners

disregard

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verb

Definition of disregard for English Language Learners

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

disregard

noun

Definition of disregard for English Language Learners

  • : the act of ignoring something or treating something as unimportant


DISREGARD Defined for Kids

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disregard

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verb dis·re·gard \ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd\

Definition of disregard for Students

disregarded

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disregarding

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


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disregard

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noun dis·re·gard

Definition of disregard for Students

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



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