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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

Synonyms for disregard

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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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Examples from the Web for disregarding

Contemporary Examples of disregarding

Historical Examples of disregarding

  • 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


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 disregarding



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

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