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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
First recorded in 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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  • Percival read them all hungrily, disregarding those that did not confirm his own opinions.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • "And then your brother," she continued with a little laugh, disregarding his question.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There was no danger in disregarding this, as it came unofficially, and in the form of advice.

  • disregarding June's cry of protest Jack stripped off the electrodes.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • "Madam," she echoed, disregarding all else that he had said.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • disregarding their isolation, the two young officers ran to the fort.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • "Thou talkest of martyrdom, Joseph," cried Miriam, disregarding her.

British Dictionary definitions for disregarding

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 disregarding

disregard

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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