Origin of neglectful
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Off stage, he was an unfaithful husband, a neglectful father, and a friend only so long as you did what he wanted.
In the book, Matilda overcame her neglectful parents by teaching herself how to read Dickens and perform complicated math.‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson Reviews ‘Matilda the Musical’|Ramin Setoodeh|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Too many of his writings have as their theme the great wrong done to him personally by a neglectful country.
At the very next meeting, monsieur shall see whether the great government's French children are neglectful!In Madeira Place|Heman White Chaplin
I felt impatient and decided to give her a scolding for being so neglectful.A Waif of the Mountains|Edward S. Ellis
Most retail stores are neglectful o' this item—they're careless and waste and misuse supplies.Dawson Black: Retail Merchant|Harold Whitehead
Are you going to throw off the mask outright, and become a bad husband as well as a neglectful one?Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
There has been an unsuccessful flight, and the little hawk goes to perch upon a rick, neglectful of the proffered fist or lure.The Art and Practice of Hawking|Edward B. Michell