He begins drinking heavily, neglecting his family, and accusing his wife of having an affair.
Sinai is mostly inhabited by Bedouins, many of whom feel the central government in Cairo has been neglecting them for years.
Here are three examples—national-security questions that the administration and Washington more broadly appear to be neglecting.
No one tells me what to do but I worry lest I am neglecting them or not doing something I am supposed to do.
Her candidacy set off a controversy about whether she was neglecting her children, in particular her special-needs baby.
In admiring Wilbur she was admiring everything of knowing everything and not neglecting anything.
They knew they had been neglecting their duty, and might expect severe punishment!
If I am neglecting my lawful opportunities, if I am failing to see wisely and correctly, I shall be grateful for counsel.
Like the painter, he might say that he had become great “by neglecting nothing.”
Glibly the quack discourses on the consequences of neglecting the terrible symptoms, and the great difficulty of combating them.
1520s, from Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere "to make light of, disregard, be indifferent to, not heed, not trouble oneself about," literally "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old Latin nec "not" (see deny) + legere "pick up, select" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Neglected; neglecting.
1580s, from neglect (v.) or from Latin neglectus "a neglecting," noun use of past participle of neglegere.