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disregard

verb dis·re·gard \ ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of disregard

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.

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

disregard Synonyms

Synonyms
despise, scorn, flout
Antonyms
attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)
Related Words
dismiss, forget, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slur (over); belittle, deprecate, disparage, slight
Near Antonyms
accept, approve; use

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

Definition of disregard

: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

Recent Examples of disregard from the Web

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First Known Use of disregard

1659


DISREGARD Defined for English Language Learners

disregard

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

verb dis·re·gard \ ˌdis-ri-ˈgärd \

Definition of disregard for Students

disregarded; disregarding
:to pay no attention to
  • Please disregard my e-mail.

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disregard

noun

Definition of disregard for Students

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


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