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See definition of neglect on Dictionary.com
  • noundisregard
  • nounfailure, default
  • verbbe indifferent, leave alone
  • verbfail to do; forget

synonyms for neglect

  • carelessness
  • disrespect
  • indifference
  • oversight
  • coolness
  • delinquency
  • disdain
  • heedlessness
  • inadvertence
  • inattention
  • inconsideration
  • laxity
  • laxness
  • scorn
  • slight
  • thoughtlessness
  • unconcern
  • disregardance
See also synonyms for: neglected / neglecting / neglects
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antonyms for neglect

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  • regard
  • praise
  • respect
  • accomplishment
  • achievement
  • care
  • completion
  • finish
  • obedience
  • observance
  • success
  • watchfulness
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How to use neglect in a sentence

In addition to facing neglect and abuse, Stewart lost her access to counseling because of the move, she said.
HER STEPFATHER ADMITTED TO SEXUALLY ABUSING HER. THAT WASN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP HER SAFE.BY NADIA SUSSMANSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
The result is an unconscionable neglect of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
WHY I SIGNED A LETTER TO IVANKA TRUMP URGING HER TO PROTECT HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORSJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
These skills develop poorly in young kids who face trauma, such as physical abuse or neglect.
PUBERTY MAY REBOOT THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIORSESTHER LANDHUISAUGUST 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Instead, state inspectors were told to focus on infection control and “immediate jeopardy” complaints linked to allegations of resident abuse, neglect or death.
CONFIRMED NURSING HOME COMPLAINTS PLUMMET DURING PANDEMICJARED WHITLOCKAUGUST 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Her death was its own tragedy, a function of the medical neglect of the elderly that has become all too common in our nation.
DEPARTURE FROM CONVENTION—MOM, BASEBALL, THE POSTAL WORKER, AND PATRIOTISMJAKEMETHAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
I think that there has been neglect and laxity in the matter of not driving out the Japanese.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
“Ill-usage” expresses the date of the death of Columbus in 1506, as he died in great neglect.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
He could not complain of the neglect of mankind, or of the ingratitude of those he served.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The position was irremediable; Tom's neglect and inefficiency were established beyond question.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But in spite of this the neglect rankled, and from that day he was no longer the blindly devoted follower of Napoleon.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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WORDS RELATED TO NEGLECT

  • bypass
  • condone
  • connive
  • cushion
  • discount
  • disregard
  • fail
  • forget
  • neglect
  • omit
  • overlook
  • overpass
  • pass by
  • slight
  • turn a blind eye
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