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disregard

[dis-ri-gahrd] /ˌdɪs rɪˈgɑrd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore:
Disregard the footnotes.
2.
to treat without due regard, respect, or attentiveness; slight:
to disregard an invitation.
noun
3.
lack of regard or attention; neglect.
4.
lack of due or respectful regard.
Origin of disregard
1635-1645
1635-45; dis-1 + regard
Related forms
disregardable, adjective
disregarder, noun
Synonyms
1. ignore. 2. insult. See slight. 3. inattention, oversight. 4. disrespect, slight.
Antonyms
1. notice.
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Examples from the Web for disregard
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  • The disregard of these common decencies lays him open to the charges of cruelty, cynicism, hardness.

  • It was 'Louette with the mandate from her mistress, a mandate he dared not disregard.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • She dared to disregard the wicked law, was arrested, bound over for trial, and sent to jail like a common malefactor.

    William Lloyd Garrison Archibald H. Grimke
  • Such instances of disregard of orders occur in every campaign.

    1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • That is the law of God, and the nature of things, whether men regard or disregard it.

British Dictionary definitions for disregard

disregard

/ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to give little or no attention to; ignore
2.
to treat as unworthy of consideration or respect
noun
3.
lack of attention or respect
4.
(often pl) (social welfare) capital or income which is not counted in calculating the amount payable to a claimant for a means-tested benefit
Derived Forms
disregarder, noun
disregardful, adjective
disregardfully, adverb
disregardfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disregard
v.

1640s, from dis- + regard. Related: Disregarded; disregarding. As a noun, from 1660s.

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