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neglect Explained

neglect at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[nəg'lekt]

neglect at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1529, from L. neglectus, pp. of neglegere "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old L. nec "not" + legere "pick up, select." ///

neglect at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

neglect-see negliger

neglect at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of neglegere, negligere, from neg- 'not' + legere 'to gather']//
1 to fail to look after someone or something properly: --She smoked and drank, neglected the children, and left the clothes unmended.// --a neglected garden// --The building has been badly neglected.//
2 to pay too little attention to something: --Many of these ideas have been neglected by modern historians.// --The police officer was accused of neglecting his duty (=not doing everything he should) .//
3 neglect to do sth: formal to not do something// --You neglected to mention that they had a second album released during 1991.//
neglect 2 n [U]
1 failure to look after something or someone, or the condition of not being looked after: neglect of// --Tenants are complaining about the landlord's neglect of the property.// years/decades/centuries etc of neglect // --After years of neglect, the roads were full of potholes.// --The whole district had an air of abandonment and neglect.//
2 failure to pay proper attention to something: neglect of// --Five officers were court-martialled for cowardice or neglect of duty.//

neglect at German => English Of Explained:

Vernachlaessigung

neglect at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "neglect":
Sisyphean labor, abandon, bad policy, be caught napping,
be neglectful, be negligent, blink at, brush off, carelessness,
cold-shoulder, contemn, cut, cut dead, default, delinquency,
dereliction, disconformity, discount, disdain, dismiss, disregard,
disrespect, elide, endless task, fail, failing, failure, forget,
give the go-by, gloss over, heedlessness, ignore, impolicy,
inaction, inactivity, inadvertence, inattention, indifference,
inexecution, inexpedience, inexpediency, inobservance, lapse,
laxity, laxness, leave undone, let go, let pass, let ride,
let slide, let slip, look right through, loose ends, lose sight of,
lose track of, make little of, maladministration, malfeasance,
malpractice, misadministration, misconduct, misdirection,
misfeasance, misgovernment, misguidance, mishandling,
mismanagement, misrule, miss, neglectfulness, negligence, nod,
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, nonadherence, noncompliance,
nonconformance, nonconformity, nonconsummation, nondischarging,
nonexecution, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, nonobservance,
nonperformance, not care for, not get involved, not heed,
not think, omission, omit, overleap, overlook, overpass, oversight,
pass, pass by, pass over, pass up, passiveness, passivity,
pooh-pooh, pretermit, rebuff, refuse to acknowledge,
refuse to recognize, reject, remissness, rough edges, scant, scorn,
shirk, shrug off, slackness, sleep, slight, slighting, slur over,
spurn, take for granted, think little of, unconcern, unfulfillment,
unobservance, work of Penelope, wrongdoing

neglect at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Incompleteness): be incomplete, fall short of, lack, be insufficient, be wanting, neglect.

[V] (Exclusion): be excluded from, exclude, bar, leave out, shut out, bar out, reject, repudiate, blackball, put aside, set aside, relegate, segregate, throw overboard, strike off, strike out, neglect, banish, seclude, separate, disjoin, pass over, omit, eliminate, weed, winnow, shunt aside.

[N] (Inattention): inattention, oversight, inadvertence, inadvertency, disregard, disinterest, inactivity, heedlessness, neglect, insouciance, indifference, abstraction, preoccupation, distraction, reverie, absent-mindedness observe, think little of, close one's eyes to, pay no attention to, dismiss from one's thoughts, think no more of, turn a deaf ear to, turn one's back on, dream.

[ADJ] (Inattention): inattentive, unobservant, unmindful, heedless, unthinking, unheeding, inadvertent, mindless, cursory, scatter-brained, absent-minded, hare-brained, unreflective, offhand, careless, sloppy, neglectful.

[N] (Inattention): inattention, oversight, inadvertence, inadvertency, disregard, disinterest, inactivity, heedlessness, neglect, insouciance, indifference, abstraction, preoccupation, distraction, reverie, absent-mindedness.

[V] (Inattention): be inattentive, overlook, disregard, pass by, neglect, not observe, think little of, close one's eyes to, pay no attention to, dismiss from one's thoughts, think no more of, turn a deaf ear to, turn one's back on, dream.

[ADJ] (Inattention): inattentive, unobservant, unmindful, heedless, unthinking, unheeding, inadvertent, mindless, cursory, scatter-brained, absent-minded, hare-brained, unreflective, offhand, careless, sloppy, neglectful.

[N] (Neglect): neglect, carelessness, trifling, negligence, omission, oversight, default, inactivity, inattention, nonchalance, insensibility, imprudence, recklessness, slovenliness, sloppiness, disorder, inexactness.

[V] (Neglect): be negligent, take no care of, neglect, let slip, let go, lose sight of, overlook, disregard, pass over, take no note of.

[ADJ] (Neglect): neglecting, unmindful, negligent, neglectful, heedless, careless, thoughtless, perfunctory, remiss, inconsiderate, inactive, uncared-for.

[N] (Neglect): neglect, carelessness, trifling, negligence, omission, oversight, default, inactivity, inattention, nonchalance, insensibility, imprudence, recklessness, slovenliness, sloppiness, disorder, inexactness.

[V] (Neglect): be negligent, take no care of, neglect, let slip, let go, lose sight of, overlook, disregard, pass over, take no note of careless, thoughtless, perfunctory, remiss, inconsiderate, inactive, inattentive, insouciant, indifferent, nonchalant, imprudent, reckless, slovenly, disorderly, sloppy, inexact, erroneous, improvident, neglected, unheeded, uncared-for.

[V] (Disuse): abstain from, neglect, lay aside, stop using, discard.

[N] (Inaction): inaction, passiveness, passivity, noninterference, nonintervention, neglect, inactivity, rest, repose, quiescence, idleness, sinecure.

[N] (Nonobservance): nonobservance, evasion, failure, omission, neglect, infraction, violation, transgression, piracy, retraction, repudiation, forfeiture, disobedience, bad faith.

[V] (Nonobservance): fail, neglect, omit, elude, evade, infringe, transgress, violate, pirate, nullify, forfeit.

[N] (Nonobservance): nonobservance, evasion, failure, omission, neglect, infraction, violation, transgression, piracy, retraction, repudiation, forfeiture, disobedience, bad faith.

[V] (Nonobservance): fail, neglect, omit, elude, evade, infringe, transgress, violate, pirate, nullify, forfeit.

[N] (Dereliction of Duty): dereliction of duty, fault, guilt, sin, vice, non-observance, non-performance, neglect, infraction, violation, transgression, failure, evasion

[V] (Dereliction of Duty): violate, break, infringe, encroach upon, slight, neglect, evade, renounce, forswear, repudiate, wash one's hands of, transgress, fail.

[N] (Dereliction of Duty): dereliction of duty, fault, guilt, sin, vic

neglect at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb
1 [VN] to fail to take care of sb/sth:
She denies neglecting her baby. * The buildings had been neglected for years. * Don't neglect your health.
2 [VN] to not give enough attention to sth:
Dance has been neglected by television. * She has neglected her studies.
3 [V to inf] (formal) to fail or forget to do sth that you ought to do:
You neglected to mention the name of your previous employer.
see also NEGLIGENCE
noun [U] ~ (of sth/sb) the fact of not giving enough care or attention to sth/sb; the state of not receiving enough care or attention:
The law imposed penalties for the neglect of children. * The buildings are crumbling from years of neglect. * The place smelled of decay and neglect.

Neglect at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neglect \Neg*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Neglected}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Neglecting}.] [L. neglectus, p. p. of neglegere
(negligere) to disregard, neglect, the literal sense prob.
neing, not to pick up; nec not, nor (fr. ne not + -que, a
particle akin to Goth. -h, -uh, and prob. to E. who; cf.
Goth. nih nor) + L. legere to pick up, gather. See {No},
adv., {Legend}, {Who}.]
1. Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear
one's duty in regard to; to suffer to pass unimproved,
unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight;
as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.

I hope My absence doth neglect no great designs.
--Shak.

This, my long suffering and my day of grace, Those
who neglect and scorn shall never taste. --Milton.

2. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or
respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.

Syn: To slight; overlook; disregard; disesteem; contemn. See
{Slight}.

Neglect \Neg*lect"\, n. [L. neglectus. See {Neglect}, v.]
1. Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of
duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness;
failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard;
as, neglect of business, of health, of economy.

To tell thee sadly, shepherd, without blame, Or our
neglect, we lost her as we came. --Milton.

2. Omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect
of strangers.

3. Habitual carelessness; negligence.

Age breeds neglect in all. --Denham.

4. The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.

Rescue my poor remains from vile neglect. --Prior.

Syn: Negligence; inattention; disregard; disesteem;
remissness; indifference. See {Negligence}.

neglect at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

neglect
n 1: lack of attention and due care [syn: {disregard}]
2: the state of something that has been unused and neglected;
"the house was in a terrible state of neglect" [syn: {disuse}]
3: willful lack of care and attention [syn: {disregard}]
4: the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
[syn: {negligence}, {neglectfulness}]
5: failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person
would exercise under the same circumstances [syn: {negligence},
{carelessness}, {nonperformance}]

neglect
v 1: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?";
"The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
[syn: {pretermit}, {omit}, {drop}, {miss}, {leave out},
{overlook}, {overleap}] [ant: {attend to}]
2: fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to
notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The
secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost
the account" [syn: {fail}]
3: fail to attend to; "he neglects his children"
4: give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors" [syn:
{ignore}, {disregard}]

neglect at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-neglect.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛkt

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » neglectus|neglēctus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » neglego|neglegō|make light of, disregard, not to pick up|lang=la, a variant of Inter: term » neclego|neclegō|lang=la, itself from Inter: term » nec||not|lang=la + Inter: term » lego|legō|pick up, select|lang=la. Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To disregard or pay little attention to something.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To fail to care for, or attend to something.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.

      Derived terms

      * neglectful

  • neglectfully
  • neglectfulness

    Related terms

    * negligee
  • negligence

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » disregard
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|negligir
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎬᎨᏫᏍᏗ|tr=gvgewisdi|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|忽略|tr=hūlüè|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|忽视|tr=hūshì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zanedbat
  • Dutch: verwaarlozen, negeren, uit het oog verliezen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négliger
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|missachten
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αμελώ|tr=ameló

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tralasciare
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|néglyigi
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|소홀|alt=소홀히 하다|sc=Kore, Inter: t- » ko|등한|alt=등한히 하다|sc=Kore
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|obliviscor|alt=oblīvīscor
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|negligenciar
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|neglija, Inter: t- » ro|a nu ține cont de
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пренебрегать
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|descuidar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|försumma


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » fail to care for
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|negligir
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zanedbat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verwaarlozen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|μαραμελώ|tr=parameló
  • Russian: забрасывать, запускать
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|perecear

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » failure due to carelessness
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zanedbat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nalaten, Inter: t- » nl|verzaken


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|упускать
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|perecear

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: négliger
    • Inter: ttbc » de: vernachlässigen
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: renegar
    • Inter: ttbc » sv: försumma
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: zapostaviti
    • Inter: ttbc » tr: ihmal etmek


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » -
  • The act of neglecting.
    1. The state of being neglected.
    2. Habitual lack of care.

      Synonyms

      * carelessness

  • negligence

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » act of neglecting
  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » اهمال Inter: IPAchar » (ihmāl) {{m}}
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|negligència|f
  • Chinese: 疏忽 (shūhū)
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zanedbání|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|verwaarlozing|f, nalatigheid, onzorgvuldigheid
  • Finnish: laiminlyönti, välinpitämättömyys; heitteillejättö (in Category: wikipedia - :Criminal code|Criminal code)
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négligence|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Vernachlässigung|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: elhanyagolás
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|faillí|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|negligenza|f
    • Japanese: 怠慢 (たいまん, taiman)
    • Korean: 태만 (taeman)
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|negligência|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пренебрежение|n|tr=prenebrežénije
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negligencia|f
    • Swedish: försummelse {{c}}


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » state of being neglected
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|verwaarlozing


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » habitual lack of care
    • Dutch: verwaarlozing, nalatigheid, zorgeloosheid
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|välinpitämättömyys
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négligence|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Nachlässigkeit|f
  • Russian: небрежность (nebréžnost’) {{f}}
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negligencia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: négligence


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » neglect
    Translation: el » neglect
    Translation: es » neglect
    Translation: fa » neglect
    Translation: fr » neglect
    Translation: ko » neglect
    Translation: hr » neglect
    Translation: io » neglect
    Translation: it » neglect
    Translation: kn » neglect
    Translation: li » neglect
    Translation: hu » neglect
    Translation: mg » neglect
    Translation: my » neglect
    Translation: ja » neglect
    Translation: pl » neglect
    Translation: ru » neglect
    Category: simple:neglect -
    Translation: fi » neglect
    Translation: sv » neglect
    Translation: ta » neglect
    Translation: te » neglect
    Translation: th » neglect
    Translation: uk » neglect
    Translation: vi » neglect
    Translation: zh » neglect