Thesaurus

ignore

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ignore

  1. 1 to fail to give proper attention to ignoring your health now will haunt you further down the road Synonyms of ignore bypass, disregard, forget, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Words Related to ignore 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 ignore appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remarkAntonyms of ignore attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  2. 2 to dismiss as of little importance although the movie is a cinematic tour de force, one can't ignore the fact that it seriously distorts history Synonyms of ignore blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), excuse, overlook, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink (at)Words Related to ignore explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)Near Antonyms of ignore heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)

Synonym Discussion of ignore

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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