Antonyms for neglects

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

Definition of neglects

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 :
  • Caricature, by the way, is a branch of Georgian Art which M. Rouquet neglects.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • Another turmoils himself about other men's business and neglects his own.
  • Extract from : « The Praise of Folly » by Desiderius Erasmus
  • Every mother who neglects that duty when she can perform it is a criminal.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • If he neglects his room it looks barren, and if he ornaments it it looks fussy.
  • Extract from : « Whispering Smith » by Frank H. Spearman
  • But I must remember that I am to speak not only of the neglects of the black woman, but also of her needs.
  • Extract from : « Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence » by Various
  • The day will come when He will require an account of these neglects of ours—not in the gross.
  • Extract from : « Daily Thoughts » by Charles Kingsley
  • The least one can do is to be polite to people whom one neglects to pay, deuce take it!
  • Extract from : « The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) » by Alphonse Daudet
  • He is worthy of his hire, and woe to the man who neglects or ill-treats him!'
  • Extract from : « Robert Elsmere » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "Whom he neglects and refuses to educate properly," declared the girl.
  • Extract from : « Mary Louise Solves a Mystery » by L. Frank Baum
  • These neglects are the fruitful source of much discomfort and disorder.
  • Extract from : « Popular Education » by Ira Mayhew

Synonyms for neglects

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