Neglect - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nɪˈɡlekt|  American pronunciation of the word neglect
Brit.  |nɪˈɡlekt|  British pronunciation of the word neglect


- lack of attention and due care (syn: disregard)
- the state of something that has been unused and neglected (syn: disuse)
the house was in a terrible state of neglect
- willful lack of care and attention (syn: disregard)
- the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern (syn: negligence)
- failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances (syn: carelessness, negligence)


- leave undone or leave out (syn: drop, leave out, miss, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit)
- fail to do something; leave something undone (syn: fail)
- fail to attend to
he neglects his children
- give little or no attention to (syn: disregard, ignore)

Extra examples

The building has been neglected for years.

The city has neglected the teacher shortage for too long.

The prison guard neglected his duty.

The park was overgrown and littered from years of neglect.

The parents were charged with child neglect.

The house is in a state of neglect.

He sometimes neglected that duty.

Their own education has been neglected.

She smoked and drank, neglected the children, and left the clothes unmended.

The building has been badly neglected.

Many of these ideas have been neglected by modern historians.

The police officer was accused of neglecting his duty (=not doing everything he should).

Tenants are complaining about the landlord's neglect of the property.

After years of neglect, the roads were full of potholes.

The whole district had an air of abandonment and neglect.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: neglect
he/she/it: neglects
present participle: neglecting
past tense: neglected
past participle: neglected
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