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English definition of “neglect”

neglect

noun [U]     /nɪˈɡlekt/
C1 a situation in which you do not give enough care or attention to someone or something, or the state of not receiving enough care or attention : Both parents were found guilty of neglect and their child was taken away from them. Over the years the church has fallen into a state of neglect.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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