Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

benign neglect

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. an attitude or policy of noninterference or neglect of a situation, which may have a more beneficial effect than assuming responsibility; well-intentioned neglect.
Show More

Origin of benign neglect

First recorded in 1970–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018