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Neglect

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun neglect:

disregardnegligence

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb neglect:

disregardneglectomitoverlookignoredropmissfail
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Definition of the noun neglect

What does neglect mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: neglects

  1. lack of attention and due care
  2. the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    • example: the house was in a terrible state of neglect
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of neglect: disuse
    • more generic words: declination / decline = a condition inferior to an earlier condition
    • more specific word: omission = something that has been omitted
  3. willful lack of care and attention
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of neglect: disregard
    • more generic word: mistreatment = the practice of treating (someone or something) badly
    • more specific word: despite = contemptuous disregard
  4. the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
  5. failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

Alternative definition of the noun neglect

noun

  1. The act of neglecting
  2. The state of being neglected.
  3. Habitual lack of care.

Definition of the verb neglect

What does neglect mean as a doing word?

Neglect is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: neglected | neglecting | neglects

  1. leave undone or leave out
  2. fail to do something; leave something undone
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of neglect: fail
    • more specific terms:
      • lose track = fail to keep informed or aware
      • strike out = put out or be put out by a strikeout
      • default on / default = fail to pay up
      • choke = fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation
      • muff = fail to catch, as of a ball
      • miss = fail to attend an event or activity
  3. fail to attend to
    • examples: he neglects his children | Sam cannot neglect Sue
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more specific word: slack = be inattentive to, or neglect
  4. give little or no attention to
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of neglect: disregard / ignore
    • more specific word: pretermit = disregard intentionally or let pass

Alternative definition of the verb neglect

verb

  1. [transitive] To disregard or pay little attention to something
  2. [transitive] To fail to care for, or attend to something
  3. [transitive] To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness

Group

Neglect is a musical group.

  • albums: "End It!", "Pull the Plug"

Artwork

"Neglect" is an artwork by Paul Booth.

Miscellanea

Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which a perpetrator is responsible to provide care for a victim who is unable to care for himself or herself, but fails to provide adequate care.

Phrases with Neglect

  1. neglect of duty
  2. child neglect
  3. willful neglect

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Neglect

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Google previewMyers on Evidence in Child, Domestic, and Elder Abuse Cases (2005)

by John E. B. Myers

NEGLECT DEFINED Neglect is a protean concept that covers many forms of maltreatment.1 The Illinois Appellate...

Google previewChild Abuse and Neglect (2010)

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Evidence by Carole Jenny

Oberlander, PhD INTRODUCTION Child neglect is the most common type of...

Google previewHuman Development (2016)

Psychology, Human development by CTI Reviews

Child neglect is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. Furthermore, child neglect is the failure to provide basic physical health care, supervision, nutrition, emotional nurturing, education or safe housing. Polyamory: Polyamory is the practice ...

Google previewSociology in Our Times (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Child neglect is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. Furthermore, child neglect is the failure to provide basic physical health care, supervision, nutrition, emotional nurturing, education or safe housing. Theory: Theory is a system of ideas ...

Google previewBasic Life Support Provider: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (2009)

by James M. Callahan, American Academy of Pediatrics

Neglect is the failure to act on behalf of a child, and is an act of omission.

Physical neglect is a failure to meet the requirements basic to a child's physical development and safety, such as...

Google previewInfants, Children, and Adolescents (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Child neglect is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. Furthermore, child neglect is the failure to provide basic physical health care, supervision, nutrition, emotional nurturing, education or safe housing. Parental leave: Parental leave is an ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2013)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition by Michael L. Malone, MD, Paul R. Katz, MD, Mathy Mezey

While neglect is the most common form of elder mistreatment, it is the most underreported and least understood (Fulmer et al., 2005). State reporting laws as well as procedures for investigation and substantiation vary, leading to challenges in ...

Google previewPediatric Primary Care (2012)

by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon

NEGLECT Description Physical neglect refers to the negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child that can harm or threaten harm to a...

A key factor in neglect is the extreme or persistent presence of these conditions in the child's environment.

Google previewBeginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education (2016)

Education, Education by CTI Reviews

Child neglect is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs. Furthermore, child neglect is the failure to provide basic physical health care, supervision, nutrition, emotionalnurturing, education orsafehousing. Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

Where recovery is sought for the death of plaintiff's intestate caused by the "willful , gross, and reckless negligence" of the defendant, is not an action for willful neglect, the word willful being manifestly used as the synonym of "gross," and an ...

Google previewDictionary of Architectural and Building Technology (2004)

by Henry Cowan, Peter Smith

Neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, and now represents up to one half of children and young people on child protection registers in the UK. It is an insidious form of abuse affecting children in a variety of ways, including ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Depression (2009)

by Rick E. Ingram, PhD

Key experiences are childhood neglect and abuse, which are indicative of family breakdown and social disadvantage. These experiences have negative impact on the psychological and social development of children, as well as leading to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008)

by Gilbert Reyes, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford

Child maltreatment is the broad term for the phenomena of child abuse and neglect. The US. Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA; Pub. L. 93- 247) in 1974 established child maltreatment as a national public policy issue.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2012)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

Neglect Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site. Available at http:// www.fema.gov/kids Gist, R., & Lubin, B. (Eds.). (1999). Response to disaster: Psychosocial, community, and ecological approaches. Philadelphia: Brunner/ Mazel.

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

Neglect is a type of harm that is inflicted on a person by another, typically on a child from an adult caregiver. Description Neglect involves refusal or failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care, or protection for a vulnerable ...

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted (1903)

To which Has Been Added Statutory Definitions by Frederick Stroud

NEGLECT. The phrase " Negative Pregnant " is preserved in the marginal note to R. 19, Ord. 19, R. S. C, which Rule (without itself using the phrase) forbids the pleading of a Negative Pregnant {V. Specific). The phrase was in use at least as ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2016)

by Wesley G. Jennings

Educational neglect occurs when parents or caretakers fail to comply with compulsory attendance laws. As a result, children miss school without a legitimate excuse. Educational neglect can result in children failing to develop cognitively, ...

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Quotes about Neglect

Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect.
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Scrabble value of N1E1G2L1E1C3T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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