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neglect

ne·glect

neglect

 
 
pronunciation:
n glekt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: neglected, neglecting, neglects
definition 1: to give too little attention to; not take care of.
Claude was so busy that he neglected his health.It's wrong to neglect your children.
synonyms:
ignore
antonyms:
regard
similar words:
avoid
definition 2: to forget or fail to do.
I neglected to call my mother yesterday.
synonyms:
avoid
similar words:
forget, ignore
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or result of not taking care of something.
The house was falling apart after years of neglect.
antonyms:
care, support
similar words:
passivity
derivations: neglectedly (adv.), neglectedness (n.), neglecter (n.)
Word History
The origin of the word neglect is neglectus, a Latin word that means "to not pick up or select."
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Word Parts
The word neglect contains the following part:
leg2, lect1, lig Latin root that means gather; choose; read