neglectful

[ ni-glekt-fuhl ]
/ nɪˈglɛkt fəl /

adjective

characterized by neglect; disregardful; careless; negligent (often followed by of): neglectful of one's health.

Origin of neglectful

First recorded in 1615–25; neglect + -ful

Related forms

Can be confused

neglectful negligible
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neglectful

/ (nɪˈɡlɛktfʊl) /

adjective

(when postpositive, foll by of) not giving due care and attention (to); careless; heedless

Derived Forms

neglectfully, adverbneglectfulness, noun
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