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disregard

[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.
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noun
  1. lack of regard or attention; neglect.
  2. lack of due or respectful regard.
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Origin of disregard

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

1. notice.
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Examples from the Web for disregarding

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  • Percival read them all hungrily, disregarding those that did not confirm his own opinions.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • "And then your brother," she continued with a little laugh, disregarding his question.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • There was no danger in disregarding this, as it came unofficially, and in the form of advice.

  • Disregarding June's cry of protest Jack stripped off the electrodes.

    The End of Time

    Wallace West

  • "Madam," she echoed, disregarding all else that he had said.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for disregarding

disregard

verb (tr)
  1. to give little or no attention to; ignore
  2. to treat as unworthy of consideration or respect
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noun
  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
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Derived Formsdisregarder, noundisregardful, adjectivedisregardfully, adverbdisregardfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disregarding

disregard

v.

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

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