Synonyms for neglectnɪˈglɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disregard, neglect(noun)

    lack of attention and due care

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, neglect, nonperformance, neglectfulness

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

  2. neglect, disuse(noun)

    the state of something that has been unused and neglected

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, neglect, disuse, neglectfulness, nonperformance

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

  3. disregard, neglect(noun)

    willful lack of care and attention

    Synonyms:
    negligence, disregard, carelessness, disuse, neglect, nonperformance, neglectfulness

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  4. negligence, neglect, neglectfulness(noun)

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

    Synonyms:
    neglectfulness, carelessness, negligence, disuse, neglect, disregard, nonperformance

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  5. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, disuse, neglect, neglectfulness, nonperformance, disregard, sloppiness, negligence

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  6. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)

    leave undone or leave out

    Synonyms:
    unload, overleap, dribble, lose, drip, vault, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, sink, fail, dominate, fell, degenerate, deteriorate, look out over, leave off, lack, ignore, leave out, throw, cast, cut down, pretermit, put down, take out, devolve, expend, exclude, dangle, send away, set down, flatten, look across, swing, cast off, strike down, throw off, escape, neglect, overtop, command, except, drop, shake off, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, look out on, miss, throw away, disregard, shed, omit

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  7. fail, neglect(verb)

    fail to do something; leave something undone

    Synonyms:
    go, conk out, give way, overlook, flunk, bomb, betray, leave out, break down, die, omit, neglect, run out, break, overleap, flush it, drop, miscarry, miss, give out, ignore, fail, go wrong, pretermit, disregard, go bad

    Antonyms:
    attend to, take to heart

  8. neglect(verb)

    fail to attend to

    Synonyms:
    drop, omit, fail, miss, leave out, overleap, pretermit, disregard, overlook, ignore

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

  9. neglect, ignore, disregard(verb)

    give little or no attention to

    Synonyms:
    miss, omit, brush aside, overlook, disregard, leave out, cut, discount, overleap, dismiss, drop, push aside, brush off, neglect, fail, snub, pretermit, ignore

    Antonyms:
    take to heart, attend to

Wiktionary

  1. neglect(noun)

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

  2. neglect(noun)

    To disregard or pay little attention to something.

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

  3. neglect(noun)

    To fail to care for, or attend to something.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, negligence

  4. neglect(verb)

    To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.

    Synonyms:
    negligence, carelessness

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. neglect

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, default, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Preposition:
    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

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