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neglectful

[ni-glekt-fuh l] /nɪˈglɛkt fəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by neglect; disregardful; careless; negligent (often followed by of):
neglectful of one's health.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; neglect + -ful
Related forms
neglectfully, adverb
neglectfulness, noun
overneglectful, adjective
overneglectfully, adverb
overneglectfulness, noun
preneglectful, adjective
self-neglectful, adjective
unneglectful, adjective
unneglectfully, adverb
Can be confused
neglectful, negligible.
Synonyms
remiss, inattentive, heedless, thoughtless.
Antonyms
careful, thoughtful.
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neglectful

/nɪˈɡlɛktfʊl/
adjective
1.
when postpositive, foll by of. not giving due care and attention (to); careless; heedless
Derived Forms
neglectfully, adverb
neglectfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for neglectful of

neglectful

adj.

1640s, from neglect + -ful. Related: Neglectfully; neglectfulness. Earlier in same sense was neglective (1610s).

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