Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear one’s duty in regard to; to allow to pass unimproved, unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight;
neglectduty or business; to
neglectto pay debts.
My absence doth
My absence doth
neglectno great designs.
This, my long suffering and my day of grace,
neglectand scorn shall never taste.
To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight;
Syn. – To slight; overlook; disregard; disesteem; contemn. See
Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard;
neglectof business, of health, of economy
To tell thee sadly, shepherd, without blame,
neglect, we lost her as we came.
Omission of attention or civilities; slight;
Habitual carelessness; negligence.
The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.
Rescue my poor remains from vile
Syn. – Negligence; inattention; disregard; disesteem; remissness; indifference. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To omit by carelessness or design; to forbear to do, use, employ, promote or attend to; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay honest debts; to neglect our interest or policy; to neglect the means in our power.
2.To omit to receive or embrace; to slight.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation? Hebrews 2.
3.To slight; not to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect. Among people of good breeding, strangers seldom complain of being neglected.
4.To postpone. [Not in use.]
1.Omission; forbearance to do any thing that can be done or that requires to be done. Neglect may be from carelessness or intention. The neglect of business is the cause of many failures, but neglect of economy is more frequent and more injurious.
2.Slight; omission of attention or civilities. Neglect of due notice and attention to strangers is characteristic of ill breeding.
3.Negligence; habitual want of regard.
Age breeds neglect in all.
4.State of being disregarded.
Rescue my poor remains from vile neglect.