an attitude or policy of noninterference or neglect of a situation, which may have a more beneficial effect than assuming responsibility; well-intentioned neglect.
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How to use benign neglect in a sentence
But under cover of this benign neglect, the region has dramatically changed, mostly for the better.
It's the "benign" in what Peter Beinart reported as Obama's expected "benign neglect" policies toward the Holy Land.
At Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, I found another eighty Hitler books in a similar state of benign neglect.