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benign neglect

noun
1.
an attitude or policy of noninterference or neglect of a situation, which may have a more beneficial effect than assuming responsibility; well-intentioned neglect.
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  • The thing about that argument is that there's no benign neglect of nature.
  • The government, both at local and national level, deserves credit for its benign neglect of them.
  • But years of benign neglect from officialdom have also taken their toll.
  • At such a tricky time, benign neglect will no longer do.
  • benign neglect proved the best possible preservative.
  • Poke around the places in your yard where benign neglect might have preserved treasures.
  • The result of this suppression and benign neglect is overgrown forests.
  • My goal is to see the relationship move from one of benign neglect to one of prosperous partnerships.
  • Whether it is the pressures of development or benign neglect, the demise of historical resources is accelerating.
  • Prohibits intentional and non intentional discrimination including benign neglect, denial of service, inadequate service.

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