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neglectful Explained

neglectful at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

adj formal not looking after something properly, or not giving it enough attention// neglectful of// --She became more and more neglectful of her responsibilities.// -- neglectfully adv //

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

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "neglectful":
behindhand, careless, culpably negligent, delinquent, derelict,
disregardful, inadvertent, inattentive, laissez-faire, lax, loose,
neglecting, negligent, noninterfering, nonrestrictive, off-guard,
overly permissive, permissive, procrastinating, regardless,
relaxed, remiss, scamping, skimping, slack, slighting, slurring,
uncircumspect, unguarded, unrigorous, unwary, unwatchful

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

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

[ADJ] (Neglect): neglecting, unmindful, negligent, neglectful, heedless, careless, thoughtless, perfunctory, remiss, inconsiderate, inactive, inattentive, insouciant, indifferent, nonchalant, imprudent, reckless, slovenly, disorderly, sloppy, inexact, erroneous, improvident, neglected, unheeded, uncared-for.

[ADJ] (Rashness): rash, incautious, imprudent, improvident, heedless, careless, neglectful, reckless, irresponsible, inattentive, wanton, hotheaded, headstrong, foolhardy, impulsive.

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

~ (of sth/sb) (formal) not giving enough care or attention to sb/sth:
neglectful parents * She became neglectful of her appearance.

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

Neglectful \Neg*lect"ful\, a.
Full of neglect; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive;
indifferent. --Pope.

A cold and neglectful countenance. --Locke.

Though the Romans had no great genius for trade, yet
they were not entirely neglectful of it. --Arbuthnot.
-- {Neg*lect"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Neg*lect"ful*ness}, n.

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

adj 1: leaving vulnerable; "neglectful of her own financial
security" [syn: {neglectful of(p)}]
2: not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students";
"an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents" [syn: {inattentive}]
3: failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in
his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not
to pay your bills" [syn: {derelict}, {delinquent}, {remiss}]

neglectful at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* neglectfull Inter: qualifier » archaic


From Inter: suffix » neglect|ful.


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Tending to neglect; failing to take care of matters which require attention.
  • 2005, Category: w - :Plato|Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. Category: w - :Stephanus pagination|243a-b,
  • : That they were too neglectful of ordinary people like us and overlooked us.

    Derived terms

    * neglectfully
  • neglectfulness


    Inter: trans-top » tending to neglect
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négligent
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|nachlässig

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|cuai, Inter: t- » ms|lalai, Inter: t+ » ms|alpa, Inter: t- » ms|lepa
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|niedbały

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » neglectful
    Translation: fr » neglectful
    Translation: ko » neglectful
    Translation: io » neglectful
    Translation: mg » neglectful
    Translation: ml » neglectful
    Translation: pl » neglectful
    Translation: fi » neglectful
    Translation: te » neglectful
    Translation: vi » neglectful
    Translation: zh » neglectful