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Definition 1: failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(neglect is a kind of ...) an act that does not achieve its intended goal

(... is a kind of neglect ) willful negligence

(... is a kind of neglect ) (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff

(... is a kind of neglect ) (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately

(... is a kind of neglect ) (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence

"in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"

(... is a kind of neglect ) (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)

(... is a kind of neglect ) (law) breach of a duty

(... is a kind of neglect ) nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

"his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible" "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"

Definition 2: willful lack of care and attention - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(neglect is a kind of ...) the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

"he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"

(... is a kind of neglect ) contemptuous disregard

"she wanted neither favor nor despite"

Definition 3: the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(neglect is a kind of ...) the quality of not being careful or taking pains

(... is a kind of neglect ) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring

"he inherited his delinquency from his father" "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes" "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"

(... is a kind of neglect ) the quality of being lax and neglectful

Definition 4: lack of attention and due care - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(neglect is a kind of ...) lack of attention

(... is a kind of neglect ) neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something

Definition 5: the state of something that has been unused and neglected - [noun denoting state]

Samples where neglect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(neglect is a kind of ...) a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

(... is a kind of neglect ) something that has been omitted

"she searched the table for omissions"

Definition 6: leave undone or leave out - [verb of cognition]

Samples where neglect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How could I miss that typo?
  • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of neglect ) forget to do something

"Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"

(... is a kind of neglect ) bypass

"He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"

Definition 7: give little or no attention to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where neglect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Disregard the errors

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of neglect ) disregard intentionally or let pass

Definition 8: fail to attend to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where neglect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he neglects his children

(... is a kind of neglect ) be inattentive to, or neglect

"He slacks his attention"

Samples where neglect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for neglect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of neglect ) fail to keep informed or aware

"She has so many books, she just lost track and cannot find this volume"

(... is a kind of neglect ) put out or be put out by a strikeout

"Oral struck out three batters to close the inning"

(... is a kind of neglect ) fail to pay up

(... is a kind of neglect ) fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation

"The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"

(... is a kind of neglect ) fail to catch, as of a ball

(... is a kind of neglect ) fail to attend an event or activity

"I missed the concert" "He missed school for a week"

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