Definition for neglect

noun as in disregard

noun as in failure, default

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Example Sentences

In addition to facing neglect and abuse, Stewart lost her access to counseling because of the move, she said.

The result is an unconscionable neglect of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

From Fortune

These skills develop poorly in young kids who face trauma, such as physical abuse or neglect.

Instead, state inspectors were told to focus on infection control and “immediate jeopardy” complaints linked to allegations of resident abuse, neglect or death.

Her death was its own tragedy, a function of the medical neglect of the elderly that has become all too common in our nation.

From Fortune

“Too often the injustices neglect nameless faces and stories,” Dandolo writes in an email.

Those who neglect or mistrust him may be punished--indeed may deserve to be.

As Victoria spoke, my heart broke as it does every time I hear stories of patient neglect.

Police in Hampshire must now decide whether to extradite the Kings back to England and file kidnapping and neglect charges.

Now their son has been taken from them and they face criminal charges of neglect and child endangerment.

I think that there has been neglect and laxity in the matter of not driving out the Japanese.

“Ill-usage” expresses the date of the death of Columbus in 1506, as he died in great neglect.

He could not complain of the neglect of mankind, or of the ingratitude of those he served.

The position was irremediable; Tom's neglect and inefficiency were established beyond question.

But in spite of this the neglect rankled, and from that day he was no longer the blindly devoted follower of Napoleon.


On this page you'll find 251 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to neglect, such as: carelessness, disrespect, indifference, oversight, coolness, and delinquency.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.