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1. neglect

verb. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] leave undone or leave out.

Synonyms

  • miss
  • jump
  • leave out
  • pretermit
  • pass over
  • skip
  • skip over
  • overlook
  • omit
  • drop
  • forget

Antonyms

  • attend to
  • wane
  • decrease
  • stop

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Neglect

  • teleconnect
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  • disrespect
  • reinspect
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  • disinfect
  • disconnect
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  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

How do you pronounce neglect?

Pronounce neglect as nɪˈglɛkt.

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Example sentences of the word neglect


1. Verb, base form
Do not neglect your tongue while brushing your teeth.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The charge of neglect is elevated to a class C felony when aggravating circumstances are present.

Quotes containing the word neglect


1. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2. You got me: I do Pilates. I love Pilates because we do very specific training in soccer for the same six or seven muscles, but we neglect so many other muscles. So when I do Pilates, it helps get all the rest of the muscles in shape and gets them working together.
- Landon Donovan

3. I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.
- Ann Voskamp

2. neglect

verb. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] fail to attend to.

Antonyms

  • drop out

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

3. neglect

verb. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] fail to do something; leave something undone.

Synonyms

  • fail
  • miss
  • choke
  • default
  • default on
  • muff
  • strike out

Antonyms

  • keep track
  • attend
  • hire
  • continue

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

4. neglect

verb. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] give little or no attention to.

Synonyms

  • disregard
  • ignore

Antonyms

  • overspend
  • recuperate
  • better

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

5. neglect

noun. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] lack of attention and due care.

Synonyms

  • disregard
  • omission

Antonyms

  • overshoot
  • undershoot
  • hit

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

6. neglect

noun. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] the state of something that has been unused and neglected.

Synonyms

  • decline
  • omission
  • disuse

Antonyms

  • success
  • stand still
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

7. neglect

noun. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] willful lack of care and attention.

Synonyms

  • despite
  • disregard

Antonyms

  • truth
  • conscientiousness
  • attentiveness

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

8. neglect

noun. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern.

Synonyms

  • neglectfulness
  • laxity
  • slackness
  • carelessness
  • remissness
  • sloppiness
  • willful neglect
  • delinquency
  • laxness
  • dereliction

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • stay in place
  • have
  • include

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)

9. neglect

noun. ['nəˈglɛkt, nɪˈglɛkt'] failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.

Synonyms

  • negligence
  • comparative negligence
  • criminal negligence
  • dodging
  • nonachievement
  • carelessness
  • escape
  • culpable negligence
  • nonaccomplishment
  • concurrent negligence
  • nonperformance
  • neglect of duty
  • dereliction
  • contributory negligence

Antonyms

  • lend oneself
  • arrive
  • confront
  • man

Etymology

  • neglectus (Latin)
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