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

Many of the co-authors said that brainstorming with their collaborators was a safe space in which no idea was too ridiculous and no suggestion would be disregarded. Ceridwen Dovey, The New Yorker, "Can You Write a Novel as a Group?," 30 Aug. 2019 Responses from the 12 percent of survey takers who declined to state their race were disregarded. oregonlive.com, "Portlanders report deep unhappiness with City Hall’s response to homelessness," 23 Aug. 2019 Despite its inexpensive construction, Abode’s system shouldn’t be disregarded. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 8 Best Home Security Systems and Video Doorbells," 2 Aug. 2019 The birth of the Premier League in 1992 has led to all previous title victories and domestic successes being disregarded and belittled - just ask 18-time league winners Liverpool. SI.com, "Alfredo Di Stefano: Ode to the Man Who Surpassed All Records," 7 July 2019 Jane Franklin, Franklin’s wife, led the campaign to discredit those stories, along with the Inuit themselves, Kenny said, and their information was disregarded. Author: Lauren Ellenbecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage Museum explores fate of doomed Franklin expedition in new exhibit," 13 June 2019 The rules of the Senate were disregarded to achieve a result. Edward Fitzpatrick, BostonGlobe.com, "Rhode Island abortion rights bill headed to the full Senate," 13 June 2019 This is a lie from the pit of hell and must be disregarded. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Nigeria Gripped by Whether President Is a Clone. ‘It’s the Real Me, I Assure You.’," 10 Dec. 2018 The report comes amid conflict between Castilleja and its neighboring residents who have been at odds for years after the discovery that the school had disregarded its enrollment cap for nearly 15 years. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "Exclusive Palo Alto school redevelopment plan would cause significant traffic issues, report says," 17 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The disregard of the precious gift of life we have been given by God. John D'anna, azcentral, "Spiritual leader of Arizona Methodists calls flock to action on gun violence, racism," 7 Aug. 2019 He was sacked from the Times of London for making up quotes, then earned himself a reputation in Brussels as a Daily Telegraph reporter for his wanton disregard for the truth. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "No, Boris Johnson isn’t the UK’s Donald Trump," 25 July 2019 The relationship has also lasted in no small measure because of American leaders’ disinclination to criticize the Saudis’ domestic policies, especially their disregard for human rights. Daniel Benjamin, The New York Review of Books, "Reckless in Riyadh," 30 May 2019 But by not taking seriously the young women and women of color who are driving the #MeToo movement, Roiphe delivers the same disregard others have for her, which is not engaging with the work. Morgan Jerkins, Cosmopolitan, "Hating "Twitter Feminism" Means Excluding Young Women From the #MeToo Conversation," 5 Feb. 2018 Sobol, bespectacled and with a pony tail of platinum blond hair, has emerged in what has mostly been a leaderless movement, galvanized by the authorities’ disregard for voters’ rights. Washington Post, "Activist emerges as new leader of Moscow election protests," 16 Aug. 2019 Unlike a super moon musing or dismantling the science in a sci-fi movie, though, Tyson’s disregard for the nuances of human life and tragedy is wildly inappropriate. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Neil deGrasse Tyson tried to “well, actually” the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. It didn’t go well.," 5 Aug. 2019 The recent disregard for children's lives is something that affects Reggie Moore, the director of the Office of Violence Prevention, on a deep level. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Child, 5, shot in leg and hospitalized after apparent road rage shooting on city's north side," 25 July 2019 That general disregard for their owner’s stuff is also pretty characteristic. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "A Feline Anatomy Expert Weighs In on That Cats Trailer," 18 July 2019

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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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