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Noun
The state of being uncared for
“The palace grounds, which had for long years past been allowed to sink into a sad state of neglect, had now become a mere jungle.”
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The act of not paying the proper care or attention to something
“The neglect of sound moral habits will result in negative social consequences.”
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A failure to do something that is expected or required
“He was filled with dread at having his ears filled with complaints of Frank's constant neglect in his duties.”
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Inattention to consequences, thoughtlessness
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Neglect of one's duty or responsibility
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An act or judgment that is misguided or wrong
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The state of not being used
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Destruction or extinction
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An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct
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The state of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect
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Lack of action where some is expected or appropriate
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The action or fact of abandoning or being abandoned
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The quality or state of being insubordinate
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Cruel or harmful treatment or abuse
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An insult caused by a failure to show someone proper respect or attention
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Verb
To fail to care for or pay attention to
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“Sam would sometimes neglect his hygiene by failing to bathe or change into clean clothes.”
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To let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
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To treat or regard with contempt
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To not be able to experience or take advantage of (an opportunity or chance)
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To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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To actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.)
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To procrastinate or be lazy, especially with work or responsibilities
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Do without
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To exclude from inheritance
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Oppose
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Not make use of
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Fail to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a law court
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Omit
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