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Definition of Neglect

Neglect

  1. Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear one's duty in regard to; to suffer to pass unimproved, unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.
  2. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
  3. Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of business, of health, of economy.
  4. Omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers.
  5. Habitual carelessness; negligence.
  6. The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.

Neglect Quotations

A man should never neglect his family for business.
Walt Disney

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
Confucius

Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.
George Washington

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
J. K. Rowling
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Neglect Translations

neglect in Dutch is veronachtzamen
neglect in Italian is negligere
neglect in Latin is praetermissio, incultus, incuriosus, incuria
neglect in Spanish is descuidar, desatender

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