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neglect


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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:  lack  of  care  and  attention  [syn:  {disregard}] 
  4:  the  trait  of  neglecting  responsibilities  and  lacking  concern 
  [syn:  {negligence},  {neglectfulness}] 
  5:  failure  to  act  [syn:  {negligence},  {carelessness},  {nonperformance}] 
  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:  {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  attention  or  respect  to  [syn:  {ignore},  {slight}, 
  {disregard},  {cold-shoulder}] 




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