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What does neglectful mean?
Neglectful is used to describe people who have neglected someone or something, meaning they’ve failed to pay enough attention or have not done enough to provide proper care.
Neglectful is often followed by the word of and the person or thing being neglected, as in I’m afraid I’ve been neglectful of my duties. Neglectful can also be used to describe such a person’s actions, as in Their parenting is neglectful at best.
Describing someone as neglectful of objects or things usually means that they haven’t maintained such things properly. To be neglectful of your car is to fail to make sure it gets the maintenance it needs to keep running properly. To be neglectful of your health is to fail to do anything to maintain it. To be neglectful of your duties is to disregard them, often due to being preoccupied with other things.
When it’s used in the context of people, neglectful implies a lack of attention and care. When you’re neglectful of a friend or romantic partner, it means you don’t spend enough time with them or you fail to consider or care about their emotional needs. When the word is used in relation to the care of children, it describes someone who has failed to properly care for them in a way that’s equivalent to mistreatment or abuse. The word negligent can be a synonym and is based on the same root.
The adjective neglectful can be used to describe a person who neglects or their actions. The word neglected can also be used as an adjective, as in neglected children.
Example: After years of neglectful treatment, these pets are being adopted into loving homes.
Where does neglectful come from?
The first records of the word neglectful come from the 1600s. Its base word, neglect, comes from the Latin neclēctus, from the verb neglegere, meaning “to disregard, ignore, slight.”
Being neglectful of things typically involves letting them fall into a state of disrepair or decay. Being neglectful of people is often more serious, and can involve physical or emotional neglect or both. The opposite of being neglectful is being attentive and providing the proper care.
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What are some other forms related to neglectful?
- neglectfully (adverb)
- neglectfulness (noun)
- neglect (verb, noun)
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How is neglectful used in real life?
Neglectful can be used in a variety of situations. When it’s used in relation to children, it usually implies abuse.
Learning that I attracted partners who were unappreciative and neglectful because I was unappreciative and neglectful of myself.
— Indy 🌻 (@MsAriesMoon) November 10, 2020
"That you are neglectful of your duties, in that you are a habitual reader of books and magazines, and seem reluctant to cease reading long enough to wait on the patrons."
From William Faulkner's performance review during his (brief tenure) as a postman.
— Literary Hub (@lithub) September 25, 2018
Life is insanely busy. And I am brutally neglectful of my garden. Luckily, these natives don’t seem to mind. So, as the world goes mad, and some of its citizens are desperately disappointing, sometimes unpretentious Australian beauty is a salve. Have a lovely weekend, everyone. pic.twitter.com/rU7aVspPf2
— Louise Milligan (@Milliganreports) November 6, 2020
Try using neglectful!
Which of the following actions could be described as neglectful?
A. failing to give attention
B. failing to give proper care
C. failing to give emotional support
D. all of the above
How to use neglectful in a sentence
Yet the continued failure of San Diego’s elected city leaders to deliver on equity of opportunity as related to housing has been neglectful at best, shameful at worst.It’s Time to Put Money Behind All the Talk About Equity|Ricardo Flores|April 5, 2021|Voice of San Diego
For example, habitual bingers tend to feel a loss of control and neglectful of their day-to-day responsibilities while they’re watching, and anxious and unable to focus in between viewings.
His lawyer Matías Morla urged an investigation on Thursday, alleging the health workers caring for the soccer star were neglectful.Police search home and office of Maradona’s doctor in death investigation|Ruby Mellen, Ana Herrero|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
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
The mostly-absent/borderline neglectful parents are a famous film director and a former supermodel.How to Curate Your Tween’s TV Time, From ‘Big Time Rush’ to ‘Dog with a Blog’|Barbara Spindel|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Too many of his writings have as their theme the great wrong done to him personally by a neglectful country.
Neglectful of his personal safety, he plunged out into the traffic, dodging this way and that, and making after Monte Irvin's car.Dope|Sax Rohmer
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
He became more and more neglectful, failing time after time to heed the alarm.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
But he fell into a sort of settled melancholy, which nothing could shake off, and even grew neglectful of the bottle.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
Although he participated freely in the fun of the old road, he was not unmindful or neglectful of his business.The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight