- 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 disregarded
But Jackson disregarded him and went straight to the magistrate.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
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In reality, the Iraqi borders had been arbitrarily drawn and disregarded 2,000 years of tribal, sectarian, and nomadic occupation.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
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The Pentagon disregarded the order and sent two huge planes to pass over a group of tiny uninhabited islands south-west of Japan.U.S. Uses B-52 Bombers to Brush Back Chinese Expansion
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Davies said he disregarded these orders but did not want to displease a man he respected so much.CBS Backs Off Benghazi Source
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As settlers sanctified their vision and disregarded Jewish opposition, they divided the nation.Halevi's 'Like Dreamers' Is the Big Book On Israel We've Been Waiting For
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To have disregarded it would have been a crime from which his soul shrank.Viviette
William J. Locke
So, he disregarded Gilder's greeting, and went on speaking to the son.
Her assertion was disregarded as to the inability to change.
Even then its significance was disregarded and its importance underrated.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
But often, in the heat of battle, his commands were disregarded.The Boy Life of Napoleon
- 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 disregarded
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