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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.
  1. lack of regard or attention; neglect.
  2. lack of due or respectful regard.

Origin of disregard

First recorded in 1635–45; dis-1 + regard
Related formsdis·re·gard·a·ble, adjectivedis·re·gard·er, noun

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1. ignore. 2. insult. See slight. 3. inattention, oversight. 4. disrespect, slight.

Antonyms for disregard

1. notice.
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verb (tr)
  1. to give little or no attention to; ignore
  2. to treat as unworthy of consideration or respect
  1. lack of attention or respect
  2. (often plural) social welfare capital or income which is not counted in calculating the amount payable to a claimant for a means-tested benefit
Derived Formsdisregarder, noundisregardful, adjectivedisregardfully, adverbdisregardfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disregard

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

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