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

Which of us, after seeing Little Miss Sunshine, doesn't often think of Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin) performing her pageant routine with confidence, completely disregarding the collective open-mouthed gape of the adults in the room? refinery29.com, "17 Movies Every Woman Should See At Least Once," 8 Mar. 2018 The privatization proposal is just that, an idea that Congress is free to disregard. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, OregonLive.com, "Teen accused of plunging kitchen knife into neck of sleeping grandmother, authorities say," 13 Feb. 2018 The low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas has been meeting with its pilots union for nearly two years to resolve a dispute over a scheduling system that the union says disregards the seniority and preferences of the airline’s 877 pilots. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Allegiant pilots vote to strike if dispute over scheduling system isn't resolved," 9 July 2018 The test results provide valuable insights that shouldn’t be disregarded. Bill Mchenry And Eric Simpson, star-telegram, "Educators disagree on what we're really learning from statewide STAAR tests? Here are two views," 1 June 2018 But some circuits have disregarded even that simple directive. Ilya Shapiro, WSJ, "The Supreme Court Is Too Gun-Shy on the Second Amendment," 2 Jan. 2019 While modern versions of AutoCAD by default display a warning that a potentially unsafe script will run, the warnings can be disregarded or suppressed altogether. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Why AutoCAD malware keeps chugging on," 27 Nov. 2018 Poland and Hungary face deep funding cuts under Brussels’ plans for the EU’s next budget, while richer Western members are threatening to withhold earmarked money from countries that disregard the bloc’s line on democratic standards. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, "Despite Wins, EU Frets Over Rule-of-Law Fight," 20 Jan. 2019 Last month, disregarding a warning from his senior advisers, Trump congratulated Putin on his reelection, despite concerns about the openness of the electoral process. Josh Dawsey, BostonGlobe.com, "President Trump wanted faster response to Putin call," 20 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Others tell of being treated with complete disregard on set. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Models Speak Candidly About Navigating Power Dynamics in the Age of #MeToo," 9 Apr. 2019 This means that UConn either knowingly published false and defaming information about Ollie or had reckless disregard for the information’s truth or falsity. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Breaking Down Kevin Ollie's Case Against UConn and the University's Likely Defenses," 29 June 2018 Klaus said that the court would have to prove that there was actual malice and there must be clear and convincing evidence that producers meant to cast her in a negative light or had reckless disregard for the truth. Nardine Saad, latimes.com, "Appellate court hears arguments in Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' lawsuit," 21 Mar. 2018 Goessling’s history of actively aiding systems of racist oppression reinforces her complete disregard for the most women most vulnerable to violence in America. Teen Vogue, "Shannon Goessling, Trump’s Pick to Lead the Office on Violence Against Women, Has a Troubling Record," 18 Mar. 2019 There was an irresistible force of logic, a clinching power of argument, and a manly disregard of everything like sophistry... John J. Miller, WSJ, "‘Lincoln’s Confidant’ Review: The Friend Who Listened," 15 Feb. 2019 The inadequate automated testing and/or the disregard for test failures means in turn that the Windows developers can't be confident that modifications and fixes do not have ripple effects. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it," 20 Oct. 2018 Most cost estimates for wind power disregard the heavy burden of these subsidies on US taxpayers. Randy Simmons, Newsweek, "What’s the True Cost of Wind Power?," 11 Apr. 2015 Much has been made of Trump’s disregard for diplomats. New York Times, "10 New Books We Recommend This Week," 31 May 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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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 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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