inobservance

[ in-uh b-zur-vuh ns ]
/ ˌɪn əbˈzɜr vəns /

noun

lack of attention; inattention; heedlessness: drowsy inobservance.
failure to observe a custom, rule, law, or the like; nonobservance: inobservance of the Sabbath.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of inobservance

From the Latin word inobservantia, dating back to 1605–15. See in-3, observance

OTHER WORDS FROM inobservance

in·ob·serv·ant, adjectivein·ob·serv·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for in-observance

inobservance
/ (ˌɪnəbˈzɜːvəns) /

noun

heedlessness
lack of compliance with or adherence to a law, religious duty, etc

Derived forms of inobservance

inobservant, adjectiveinobservantly, adverb
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