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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Neglect \Neg*lect"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Neglected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Neglecting}.] [L. neglectus, p. p. of neglegere (negligere) to disregard, neglect, the literal sense prob. being, not to pick up; nec not, nor (fr. ne not + -que, a particle akin to Goth. -h, -uh, and prob. to E. who; cf. Goth. nih nor) + L. legere to pick up, gather. See {No}, adverb, {Legend}, {Who}.]

1. 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; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.

I hope My absence doth neglect no great designs. --Shak.

This, my long suffering and my day of grace, Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste. --Milton.

2. To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.

Syn: To slight; overlook; disregard; disesteem; contemn. See {Slight}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

neglected

adjective

1: disregarded; "his cries were unheeded"; "Shaw's neglected one-act comedy, 'A Village Wooing'"; "her ignored advice" [syn: {ignored}, {neglected}, {unheeded}]

2: lacking a caretaker; "a neglected child"; "many casualties were lying unattended" [syn: {neglected}, {unattended}]


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