Antonyms for neglect

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ni-glekt
Phonetic Transcription : nɪˈglɛkt

Definition of neglect

Origin :
  • 1520s, from Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere "to make light of, disregard, be indifferent to, not heed, not trouble oneself about," literally "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old Latin nec "not" (see deny) + legere "pick up, select" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Neglected; neglecting.
  • noun disregard
  • noun failure, default
  • verb be indifferent, leave alone
  • verb fail to do; forget
Example sentences :
  • At present it was dark and weather-beaten, and in a general state of neglect.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But this neglect has at length recoiled upon the heads of its promoters.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • One cause of the King's neglect was his great distress for money.
  • Extract from : « Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II » by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • With the consequences of my neglect I now reproached myself in vain.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • It is at once a neglect of duty, and a certain forfeiture of esteem.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • I find the study of electricity so entertaining that I am apt to neglect my other work.'
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • I mean the neglect of natural in favour of manufactured flavourings.
  • Extract from : « The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste: » by Mrs. W. G. Waters
  • Kirsty could not do nearly what she would to make up for his neglect.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • I had never been able to neglect it, even in any worst time, for it was a passion with me.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • Neither do they disdain to consult them, nor neglect the responses which they return.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus

Synonyms for neglect

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