English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'ignore'

(verb) 
Definition
to refuse to notice
She said her husband ignored her.
Synonyms
pay no attention to
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scorn
people who scorned traditional methods
People scorn me as a single parent.
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spurn
a spurned lover
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take no notice of
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be oblivious to
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dinghy (British, slang)
Opposites
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pay attention to
(verb) 
Definition
to refuse to notice
Such arguments ignore the important issues.
Synonyms
overlook
He never overlooked his employees' faults.
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discount
His theory was discounted immediately.
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disregard
He disregarded the advice of his executives.
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neglect
If you don't keep an eye on them, children tend to neglect their homework.
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shrug off
He shrugged off the criticism.
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pass over
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brush aside
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turn a blind eye to
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turn a deaf ear to
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shut your eyes to
(verb) 
I kept sending letters and cards but he just ignored me.
Synonyms
snub
He snubbed her in public and made her feel an idiot.
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cut (informal)
She just cut me in the street.
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slight
They felt slighted by not being adequately consulted.
,
blank (slang)
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rebuff
After the argument he rebuffed all their invitations.
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cold-shoulder
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turn your back on
,
give (someone) the cold shoulder
,
send (someone) to Coventry
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give (someone) the brush-off
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dinghy (British, slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cut
Definition
to pretend not to recognize
She just cut me in the street.
Synonyms
blank (slang),
freeze (someone) out (informal),
cold-shoulder,
turn your back on,
send to Coventry,
look straight through (someone)
in the sense of discount
Definition
to leave (something) out of account as being unreliable, prejudiced, or irrelevant
His theory was discounted immediately.
Synonyms
set aside,
pass over,
brush off (slang),
lay aside,
in the sense of disregard
Definition
to give little or no attention to
He disregarded the advice of his executives.
Synonyms
take no notice of,
pass over,
turn a blind eye to,
laugh off,
make light of,
pay no attention to,
pay no heed to,
leave out of account,
brush aside or away

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