- neglect [n1] disregard carelessness, coolness, delinquency, disdain, disregardance, disrespect, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, inconsideration, indifference, laxity, laxness, oversight, scorn, slight, thoughtlessness, unconcern; concepts 410,657 —Ant. care, obedience, observance, regard, respect, watchfulness neglect [n2] failure, default carelessness, chaos, delay, delinquency, dereliction, dilapidation, forgetfulness, lapse, laxity, laxness, limbo, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, pretermission, remissness, slackness, slovenliness; concepts 674,699 —Ant. accomplishment, achievement, completion, finish, success neglect [v1] be indifferent, leave alone affront, brush aside, brush off, condemn, depreciate, despise, detest, discount, disdain, dismiss, disregard, have nothing to do with*, ignore, keep at arm’s length*, keep one’s distance*, laugh off*, let go*, live with*, make light of*, not care for*, overlook, pass by, pass over, pass up, pay no attention to, pay no mind*, pretermit, rebuff, reject, scant, scorn, shrug off*, slight, slur, spurn, tune out*, underestimate; concepts 30,681 —Ant. cherish, concern, guard, nurture, protect, take care of, watch neglect [v2] fail to do; forget be careless, be derelict, be irresponsible, be negligent, be remiss, bypass, defer, discard, dismiss, disregard, elide, evade, gloss over*, let pass*, let slide*, look the other way*, lose sight of*, miss, not trouble oneself*, omit, overleap, overlook, overpass, pass over, postpone, procrastinate, shirk, skimp, skip, suspend, think little of*, trifle; concepts 101,699 —Ant. accomplish, achieve, complete, do, finish, succeed
New thesaurus. 2014.