Synonyms and Antonyms of neglect

  1. 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 Synonyms desolation, dilapidation, disrepair, seediness Related Words inattention, negligence; abandonment, desertion; decay, decrepitude, dereliction, deterioration, disintegration, dumpiness, ruin, ruination Near Antonyms conservation, preservation, upkeep Antonyms keeping, repair

  2. 2 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action your ongoing neglect of your health is going to land you in the hospital someday Synonyms default, delinquency, dereliction, misprision, failure, negligence, nonfeasance, oversightRelated Words carelessness, heedlessness, inadvertence, inadvertency, laxityNear Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)



Synonyms and Antonyms of neglect

  1. 1 to fail to give proper attention to as usual the news media neglected the real issues of the campaign and focused on personalities Synonyms bypass, disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over) Related Words fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimp Near Antonyms appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remark Antonyms attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  2. 2 to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness I've neglected my garden, and now it's overgrown with weeds Synonyms forget, shirk Related Words slack (off) Near Antonyms carry out, do, execute, perform; accomplish, achieve; keep up, maintain Antonyms attend (to), remember

  3. 3 to miss the opportunity or obligation conveniently, the job applicant neglected to mention his criminal record Synonyms fail, forget, omit Related Words disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, pretermit, slight; slide, slip; default; skip Phrases miss out on Near Antonyms heed, mind, remember; keep, observe; carry out, do, execute, perform, practice (also practise); discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), meet, satisfy; comply (with)

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