[ dis-ri-gahrd ]
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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

synonym study For disregard

2. See slight.

Other words for disregard

Opposites for disregard

Other words from disregard

  • dis·re·gard·a·ble, adjective
  • dis·re·gard·er, noun

Words Nearby disregard

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How to use disregard in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disregard


/ (ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːd) /

  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 forms of disregard

  • disregarder, noun
  • disregardful, adjective
  • disregardfully, adverb
  • disregardfulness, noun

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