Definition of 'neglect'
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Although given as a hypothetical situation, if such an incident were to happen, not to search the individual would be a neglect of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet it has been both practiced and neglected by churches in our day. Christianity Today (2000)Three detectives were accused of neglect of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is sad that most of these works were neglected after his death. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The hope is that this will give the somewhat neglected museum a boost. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those most in need of care may feel neglected. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For a politician or official not to listen to such representation is to neglect their duty dangerously. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The car rental service had neglected to give us a spare. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)The town was barely damaged during the operation but a number of buildings have suffered from neglect. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This report is one in a long line showing how essential aspects of care are being neglected. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Failing to ensure this will be seen as an act of neglect and should not be allowed to go unanswered. The Sun (2009)The physical aspect is not neglected - all patients receive an extensive physical examination. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)They knew and flaunted their legal right to offend; they neglected their moral duty not to. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'neglect'
British English: neglect /nɪˈɡlɛkt/ NOUN
Neglect is the failure to look after someone or something properly.
The town's old quayside is collapsing after years of neglect.
- American English: neglect
- Arabic: إِهْمَالٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: negligência
- Chinese: 忽视
- Croatian: zanemarivanje
- Czech: zanedbávání
- Danish: forsømmelse
- Dutch: verwaarlozing
- European Spanish: negligencia
- Finnish: laiminlyönti
- French: négligence
- German: Vernachlässigung
- Greek: αμέλεια
- Italian: trascuratezza
- Japanese: 怠慢
- Korean: 방치
- Norwegian: forsømmelse
- Polish: zaniedbanie
- European Portuguese: negligência
- Romanian: neglijență
- Russian: пренебрежение
- Spanish: negligencia
- Swedish: försummelse
- Thai: การละเลย
- Turkish: ihmal
- Ukrainian: занедбаність
- Vietnamese: sự sao lãng
British English: neglect /nɪˈɡlɛkt/ VERB
If you neglect someone or something, you fail to look after them properly.
The woman denied that she had neglected her child.
- American English: neglect
- Arabic: يُهْمِلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: negligenciar
- Chinese: 忽视
- Croatian: zanemariti
- Czech: zanedbat
- Danish: forsømme
- Dutch: verwaarlozen
- European Spanish: descuidar
- Finnish: lyödä laimin
- French: négliger
- German: vernachlässigen
- Greek: παραμελώ
- Italian: trascurare
- Japanese: おろそかにする
- Korean: 방치하다
- Norwegian: forsømme
- Polish: zaniedbać
- European Portuguese: negligenciar
- Romanian: a neglija
- Russian: пренебрегать
- Spanish: descuidar
- Swedish: försumma
- Thai: ทอดทิ้ง
- Turkish: ihmal etmek
- Ukrainian: занедбатиperf
- Vietnamese: sao lãng
Definition of neglect from the Collins English Dictionary
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