neglectful

  • 1 Neglectful — Neg*lect ful, a. Full of neglect; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive; indifferent. Pope. [1913 Webster] A cold and neglectful countenance. Locke. [1913 Webster] Though the Romans had no great genius for trade, yet they were not entirely… …

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  • 2 neglectful — index blameful, careless, derelict (negligent), disobedient, heedless, improvident, imprudent, inadver …

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  • 3 neglectful — (adj.) 1640s, from NEGLECT (Cf. neglect) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Neglectfully; neglectfulness. Earlier in same sense was neglective (1610s) …

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  • 4 neglectful — *negligent, lax, slack, remiss Analogous words: *careless, heedless, thoughtless Antonyms: attentive Contrasted words: *thoughtful, considerate …

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  • 5 neglectful — [adj] careless, failing behindhand, delinquent, derelict, disregardful, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, lax, lazy, negligent, regardless, remiss, slack, thoughtless, uncaring, unmindful; concepts 401,542 Ant. attentive, careful, caring,… …

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  • 6 neglectful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ failing to give proper care or attention …

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  • 7 neglectful — [ni glekt′fəl] adj. characterized by neglect; heedless; negligent: often with of SYN. REMISS neglectfully adv. neglectfulness n …

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  • 8 neglectful — [[t]nɪgle̱ktfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as neglectful, you think they fail to do everything they should do to look after someone or something properly. Children who are neglected tend to become neglectful parents. Syn: uncaring …

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  • 9 neglectful — adj. neglectful of * * * [nɪ glektf(ə)l] neglectful of …

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  • 10 neglectful — ne|glect|ful [nıˈglektfəl] adj formal not looking after something properly, or not giving it enough attention neglectful of ▪ She became more and more neglectful of her responsibilities. >neglectfully adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 neglectful — adjective 1. failing in what duty requires derelict (or delinquent) in his duty neglectful of his duties remiss of you not to pay your bills • Syn: ↑derelict, ↑delinquent, ↑remiss • Similar to: ↑ …

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  • 12 neglectful — neglectfully, adv. neglectfulness, n. /ni glekt feuhl/, adj. characterized by neglect; disregardful; careless; negligent (often fol. by of): neglectful of one s health. [1615 25; NEGLECT + FUL] Syn. remiss, inattentive, heedless, thoughtless. Ant …

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  • 13 neglectful — adjective Tending to neglect; failing to take care of matters which require attention. That they were too neglectful of ordinary people like us and overlooked us …

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  • 14 neglectful — adj. Neglectful is used with these nouns: ↑parent …

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  • 15 neglectful of — not giving proper care or attention to someone or something. → neglectful …

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  • 16 neglectful — adjective (often neglectful of) not giving proper care or attention to someone or something. Derivatives neglectfully adverb neglectfulness noun …

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  • 17 neglectful — adjective formal not looking after something properly, or not giving it enough attention (+of): She became more and more neglectful of her responsibilities. neglectfully adverb neglectfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 neglectful — adjective Date: 1624 given to neglecting ; careless, heedless Synonyms: see negligent • neglectfully adverb • neglectfulness noun …

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  • 19 neglectful — Synonyms and related words: behindhand, careless, culpably negligent, delinquent, derelict, disregardful, inadvertent, inattentive, laissez faire, lax, loose, neglecting, negligent, noninterfering, nonrestrictive, off guard, overly permissive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 neglectful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. heedless, negligent, negligent of, inattentive; see careless 1 , lazy 1 , remiss . See Synonym Study at remiss . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. careless, remiss, derelict, negligent, inattentive, slack, lax,… …

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