Synonyms of neglect


1. disregard, neglect, inattention

usage: lack of attention and due care

2. neglect, disuse, decline, declination

usage: the state of something that has been unused and neglected; "the house was in a terrible state of neglect"

3. disregard, neglect, mistreatment

usage: willful lack of care and attention

4. negligence, neglect, neglectfulness, carelessness, sloppiness

usage: the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

5. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

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


1. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap

usage: leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

2. fail, neglect

usage: fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"

3. neglect

usage: fail to attend to; "he neglects his children"

4. neglect, ignore, disregard

usage: give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors"

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Definition and meaning of neglect (Dictionary)