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English noun: neglect

1. neglect (cognition) lack of attention and due care


Broader (hypernym)inattention

Narrower (hyponym)omission

2. neglect (state) the state of something that has been unused and neglected

SamplesThe house was in a terrible state of neglect.


Broader (hypernym)declination, decline

Narrower (hyponym)omission

3. neglect (act) willful lack of care and attention


Broader (hypernym)mistreatment

Narrower (hyponym)despite

4. neglect (attribute) the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

Synonymsneglectfulness, negligence

Broader (hypernym)carelessness, sloppiness

Narrower (hyponym)delinquency, dereliction, laxity, laxness, remissness, slackness, willful neglect

5. neglect (act) failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

Synonymscarelessness, negligence, nonperformance

Broader (hypernym)nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Narrower (hyponym)comparative negligence, concurrent negligence, contributory negligence, criminal negligence, culpable negligence, dereliction, dodging, escape, evasion, neglect of duty

English verb: neglect

1. neglect (cognition) leave undone or leave out

SamplesHow could I miss that typo?.
The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten.

Synonymsdrop, leave out, miss, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)forget, jump, pass over, skip, skip over

Antonymsattend to, take to heart

2. neglect (social) fail to do something; leave something undone

SamplesShe 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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)choke, default, default on, lose track, miss, muff, strike out

3. neglect (cognition) fail to attend to

SamplesHe neglects his children.

ExamplesSam cannot neglect Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)slack

4. neglect (cognition) give little or no attention to

SamplesDisregard the errors.

Synonymsdisregard, ignore

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)pretermit

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