Synonyms & Antonyms of disregard

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1 to ignore in a disrespectful manner
  • disregarded the wishes of his tradition-conscious family in his choice of a bride

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2 to fail to give proper attention to
  • disregarded the posted warnings of avalanche danger and went skiing anyway

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3 to dismiss as of little importance
  • this essay is so good that I can safely disregard a couple of spelling errors

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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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The first known use of disregard was in 1613

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“Disregard.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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