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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

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

When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one - it's the first blow in a suicidal movement. I see the neglect in cities around the country, in poor white children in West Virginia and Virginia and Kentucky - in the big cities, too, for that matter.
Maya Angelou

We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
Robert Baden-Powell

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

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