benign neglect

an attitude or policy of noninterference or neglect of a situation, which may have a more beneficial effect than assuming responsibility; well-intentioned neglect. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To benign neglect
Words Near: benign neglect
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for benign neglect
More from
Search for articles containing benign neglect
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature