Thesaurus

disregard

noun

disregard

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disregard

  1. 1 to ignore in a disrespectful manner disregarded the wishes of his tradition-conscious family in his choice of a bride Synonyms of disregard despise, scorn, floutWords Related to disregard dismiss, forget, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slur (over); belittle, deprecate, disparage, slightNear Antonyms of disregard accept, approve; use

  2. 2 to fail to give proper attention to disregarded the posted warnings of avalanche danger and went skiing anyway Synonyms of disregard bypass, neglect, forget, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Words Related to disregard fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimpNear Antonyms of disregard appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remarkAntonyms of disregard attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  3. 3 to dismiss as of little importance this essay is so good that I can safely disregard a couple of spelling errors Synonyms of disregard blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, excuse, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, overlook, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink (at)Words Related to disregard explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)Near Antonyms of disregard heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)

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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