characterized by neglect; disregardful; careless; negligent (often followed by of ): neglectful of one's health.

1615–25; neglect + -ful

neglectfully, adverb
neglectfulness, noun
overneglectful, adjective
overneglectfully, adverb
overneglectfulness, noun
preneglectful, adjective
self-neglectful, adjective
unneglectful, adjective
unneglectfully, adverb

neglectful, negligible.

remiss, inattentive, heedless, thoughtless.

careful, thoughtful. Unabridged
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neglectful (nɪˈɡlɛktfʊl)
adj (when postpositive, foll by of)
not giving due care and attention (to); careless; heedless

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Example sentences
It's not a neglectful life, but not an overprotective one either.
Although publicity-shy, his private views on subjects ranging from discipline
  to obesity and neglectful parents are trenchant.
Such knowledge is crucial for understanding normal as well as abusive and
  neglectful mothering.
In the neglectful care of such tricksters, a snake's prospects for health are
  not good.
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