[ in-uhb-zur-vuhns ]
/ ˌɪn əbˈzɜr vəns /
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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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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of inobservance
OTHER WORDS FROM inobservancein·ob·serv·ant, adjectivein·ob·serv·ant·ly, adverb
Words nearby inobservance
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Example sentences from the Web for inobservance
They justly blame also his inobservance of propriety, his hyperbolical extravagance, his harsh metaphors, his affected thoughts.
British Dictionary definitions for inobservance
/ (ˌɪnəbˈzɜːvəns) /
lack of compliance with or adherence to a law, religious duty, etc
Derived forms of inobservanceinobservant, adjectiveinobservantly, adverb
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