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neglect

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1 the state of being unattended to or not cared for
  • For years the barn sat in neglect until one day it finally fell down.
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2 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
  • Your ongoing neglect of your health is going to land you in the hospital someday.
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neglect

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1 to fail to give proper attention to
  • The news media neglected the real issues of the campaign and focused on personalities.
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2 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness
  • I've neglected my garden, and now it's overgrown with weeds.
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3 to miss the opportunity or obligation
  • Conveniently, the salesman neglected to mention that the car had been through a flood.
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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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