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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 disregarded
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  • But this reasonable practice, which is a necessary safeguard against abuse, has been disregarded in the present case.

  • His balked feelings overmastered him, and he disregarded her prohibition.

    Mountain Blood Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The same hat had been disregarded by the sweet-mannered friendly Middelburgians; it had raised no smile at Breda.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • And all this sin is disregarded by the papacy, as if it were nothing but a joke.

  • To have disregarded it would have been a crime from which his soul shrank.

    Viviette William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for disregarded

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 disregarded

disregard

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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