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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  neglected 
  adj  1:  disregarded;  "his  cries  were  unheeded";  "Shaw's  neglected 
  one-act  comedy,  `A  Village  Wooing'";  "her  ignored 
  advice"  [syn:  {ignored},  {unheeded}] 
  2:  lacking  a  caretaker;  "a  neglected  child";  "many  casualties 
  were  lying  unattended"  [syn:  {unattended}] 




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