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disregardful

[dis-ri-gahrd-fuh l] /ˌdɪs rɪˈgɑrd fəl/
adjective
1.
neglectful; careless.
Origin of disregardful
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40; dis-1 + regardful
Related forms
disregardfully, adverb
disregardfulness, noun
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  • Upon this, and this only, was he disregardful of the proprieties.

  • So disregardful are they of this circumstance, that they do not hesitate to sleep where the ground is saturated with moisture.

    Canadian Crusoes Catherine Parr Traill
  • And who, her rank and fortune considered, could be so disregardful of his own interest, had he had no other motive to be just!

  • All night the woman watched, heedless of the chill creeping upon her, disregardful of her own great weariness.

    The Brand

    Therese Broderick
  • Drivers of vehicles were disregardful of these exhausted, hungry refugees and drove straight through the crowd.

  • He was reckless with his whip, unmerciful to his horse, and disregardful of the cab, which he had out on hire.

    Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 2 of 3) Frederick William Robinson
  • The persons in Bath whose inquisitiveness makes them disregardful of the decencies of life do not number more than a dozen.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
  • She perceived, with infinite relief, that for the moment he appeared absorbed in his thoughts, disregardful of her presence.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • She was serenely self-possessed, superbly cool, and attentive to the obnoxious Hayes, in proportion as she was disregardful of me.

  • Dost thou think that God is so unwise, or disregardful of thy time and thee, as to give thee more than thou hast need of?

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