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disregard

[dis-ri-gahrd] /ˌdɪs rɪˈgɑrd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore:
Disregard the footnotes.
2.
to treat without due regard, respect, or attentiveness; slight:
to disregard an invitation.
noun
3.
lack of regard or attention; neglect.
4.
lack of due or respectful regard.
Origin of disregard
1635-1645
1635-45; dis-1 + regard
Related forms
disregardable, adjective
disregarder, noun
Synonyms
1. ignore. 2. insult. See slight. 3. inattention, oversight. 4. disrespect, slight.
Antonyms
1. notice.
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  • Not long after this, disregarding the oath he had sworn, he was eager to avenge himself upon the Huns for the insult done him.

  • disregarding the thrust, Mrs. McCaskey caught her husband's arm.

    The Four Million

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  • "But you would really like to go," said Miss Dorothy disregarding this last speech.

    Little Maid Marian Amy E. Blanchard
  • "That's the way for you to think," said Elmira, composedly, disregarding the thrust at her own celibacy.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • That, however, is no reason for disregarding their eccentricities, which should be taken into account when dealing with them.

  • "I saw you stealing the apples," cried Molly, disregarding his rejoinder.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • "We're living on a volcano," said Bert, disregarding the suggestion.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for disregarding

disregard

/ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to give little or no attention to; ignore
2.
to treat as unworthy of consideration or respect
noun
3.
lack of attention or respect
4.
(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 disregarding

disregard

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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