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neglect

noun [U]     /nɪˈɡlekt/
a failure to give enough care or attention to something or someone: to suffer years of neglectTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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