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[dis-ri-gahrd] /ˌdɪs rɪˈgɑrd/
verb (used with object)
to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore:
Disregard the footnotes.
to treat without due regard, respect, or attentiveness; slight:
to disregard an invitation.
lack of regard or attention; neglect.
lack of due or respectful regard.
Origin of disregard
1635-45; dis-1 + regard
Related forms
disregardable, adjective
disregarder, noun
1. ignore. 2. insult. See slight. 3. inattention, oversight. 4. disrespect, slight.
1. notice. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disregard
  • Again, the first-rank poet should ignore the squalid accident of war: his vision should be powerful enough to disregard it.
  • Take time during interviews to be analytical, but don't disregard your gut feeling.
  • The book, expecting opposition, was met by almost complete disregard.
  • Maybe that explains teenagers' ability to utterly disregard prices when discussing the things they ''need'' with their parents.
  • The evidence for the soul tends to be much more subjective in nature which thus causes some to disregard it's existence at all.
  • When looking for ways to cut home energy costs, it helps to disregard some things your mother told you.
  • To suggest something like this is not even delusional; it shows total disregard of any reason.
  • It does not help that basketball is king in the city and that most young athletes disregard playing football.
  • He had a naughty schoolboy's gleeful disregard for rules.
  • The Court should, therefore, disregard these negotiations to that extent.
British Dictionary definitions for disregard


verb (transitive)
to give little or no attention to; ignore
to treat as unworthy of consideration or respect
lack of attention or respect
(often pl) (social welfare) capital or income which is not counted in calculating the amount payable to a claimant for a means-tested benefit
Derived Forms
disregarder, noun
disregardful, adjective
disregardfully, adverb
disregardfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disregard

1640s, from dis- + regard. Related: Disregarded; disregarding. As a noun, from 1660s.

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