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neglecting

adjective

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neglecting

verb
present participle of neglect

Synonyms & Antonyms of neglecting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to fail to give proper attention to
  • as usual 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 job applicant neglected to mention his criminal record

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“Neglecting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/neglecting. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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