Sinai is mostly inhabited by Bedouins, many of whom feel the central government in Cairo has been neglecting them for years.
No one tells me what to do but I worry lest I am neglecting them or not doing something I am supposed to do.
But neglecting to court them at all sends the wrong message to swing voters, said political players and observers.
1520s, from Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere "to make light of, disregard, be indifferent to, not heed, not trouble oneself about," literally "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old Latin nec "not" (see deny) + legere "pick up, select" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Neglected; neglecting.
1580s, from neglect (v.) or from Latin neglectus "a neglecting," noun use of past participle of neglegere.