Definitions for neglect

Definitions for (noun) neglect

Main entry: neglect, disregard

Definition: willful lack of care and attention

Main entry: neglect, negligence, nonperformance, carelessness

Definition: failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

Main entry: neglect, neglectfulness, negligence

Definition: the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

Main entry: disregard, neglect

Definition: lack of attention and due care

Main entry: neglect, disuse

Definition: the state of something that has been unused and neglected

Usage: the house was in a terrible state of neglect

Definitions for (verb) neglect

Main entry: drop, leave out, pretermit, miss, overleap, overlook, neglect, omit

Definition: leave undone or leave out

Usage: How could I miss that typo?; The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Main entry: neglect

Definition: fail to attend to

Usage: he neglects his children

Main entry: neglect, disregard, ignore

Definition: give little or no attention to

Usage: Disregard the errors

Main entry: fail, neglect

Definition: fail to do something; leave something undone

Usage: 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

Visual thesaurus for neglect