to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
to treat without due regard, respect, or attentiveness; slight: to disregard an invitation.
lack of regard or attention; neglect.
lack of due or respectful regard.
- dis·re·gard·a·ble, adjective
- dis·re·gard·er, noun
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How to use disregard in a sentence
What is clear at this point is that the blatant disregard shown for the rules and purpose of anti-doping regulations in this case has harmed clean athletes and gone further to erode confidence in the international anti-doping construct.Top U.S. anti-doping official calls reduced Russia ban ‘a charade’ | Rick Maese | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
There seems to be little consequence to carrying on business in disregard for the law.This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators | by Ken Ward Jr. | September 17, 2020 | ProPublica
He had said Liddle’s actions “showed a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.”He Faced a Criminal Charge for Not Self-Isolating When He Had COVID-19 Symptoms. Prosecutors Just Dropped the Case. | by Tony Briscoe | August 28, 2020 | ProPublica
The clear theme of the RNC was a flagrant and brutal disregard for the truth.
The protests now sweeping cities across the US and in other countries have seen a similar disregard for social distancing.Epidemics Have Often Led To Discrimination Against Minorities – This Time Is No Different | LGBTQ-Editor | June 9, 2020 | No Straight News
There seems to be a proactive disregard for knowing or caring about their lives and plight.
Reactions to both events are driven by ignorance, disregard, and dehumanization of an underclass of people of color.
So, why do we still crush on Jeter when it's easy to disregard him as the Adam Levine of the MLB?The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets | Emily Shire | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It radiates her inner light and compass, her disregard for status quo.Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades | Jordan Salcito | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
DHS has demonstrated a continuing disregard for the civil and human rights of unaccompanied immigrant children.Detained Immigrant Children Report Physical, Verbal, and Sexual Abuse By Border Patrol Agents | Caitlin Dickson | June 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We can thus disregard the first 16 and consider only the last two figures which constitute the fraction of a century.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Should he disregard the placards directing him to keep to the right or to the left of the track, he is almost certainly shot.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The exercise is inculcated in threatenings of Divine judgment uttered against such as disregard it.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
A disregard for these obligations in one case having been followed by punishment, they must have been complete.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
It was thronged with motorists who generally dashed along in sublime disregard of the speed limits.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for disregard
to give little or no attention to; ignore
to treat as unworthy of consideration or respect
lack of attention or respect
(often plural) social welfare capital or income which is not counted in calculating the amount payable to a claimant for a means-tested benefit
- disregarder, noun
- disregardful, adjective
- disregardfully, adverb
- disregardfulness, noun
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