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English noun: neglect

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


Synonymsdisregard


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.


Synonymsdisuse


Broader (hypernym)declination, decline


Narrower (hyponym)omission

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


Synonymsdisregard


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.


Synonymsfail


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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