- to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
- to treat without due regard, respect, or attentiveness; slight: to disregard an invitation.
Origin of disregard
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1. ignore. 2. insult. See slight. 3. inattention, oversight. 4. disrespect, slight.
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Examples from the Web for disregard
Reactions to both events are driven by ignorance, disregard, and dehumanization of an underclass of people of color.Ferguson, Immigration, and ‘Us Vs. Them’
November 27, 2014
So, why do we still crush on Jeter when it's easy to disregard him as the Adam Levine of the MLB?The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets
September 28, 2014
It radiates her inner light and compass, her disregard for status quo.Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades
June 15, 2014
And she knows that Ted Nugent calls her out on her disregard for 2nd Amendment rights.GOP’s Wango Tango With Ted Nugent
February 19, 2014
But, they note, this does not mean that he can disregard the approval process for protected lands or for endangered wildlife.Why Is Walmart Paying Chris Christie's Pals?
February 18, 2014
The most malign of all these dangers today is disregard and disobedience of law.
The worst evil of disregard for some law is that it destroys respect for all law.
To disregard it would be to start the suspicions of Dozier as soon as his brain cleared.Way of the Lawless
But the minister was sufficiently in love to disregard the unexpected indication.Salted With Fire
Douglas complained to me of my disregard for him, but to no purpose.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
- to give little or no attention to; ignore
- to treat as unworthy of consideration or respect
- lack of attention or respect
- (often plural) social welfare capital or income which is not counted in calculating the amount payable to a claimant for a means-tested benefit
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Word Origin and History for disregard
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