- to let pass without notice; disregard.
- to leave undone; neglect; omit.
- to suspend or interrupt: The government temporarily pretermitted its repayments of foreign aid.
Origin of pretermit
Related Words for pretermitspurn, overlook, ignore, discount, underestimate, reject, disregard, despise, affront, disdain, slur, dismiss, slight, scant, detest, depreciate, scorn, rebuff, condemn, pretermit
Examples from the Web for pretermit
Historical Examples of pretermit
What precisely is meant by 'ideal' is a question which for the moment I pretermit.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)
We will pretermit these absurd and silly men: but, Cousin Lucian!Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
Then there are all manner of the ordinary maladies of humanity, which I pretermit.My Life as an Author
Martin Farquhar Tupper
He greeted me with a brief nod and a grim smile, but did not pretermit his paternal functions.Tales from Blackwood
We mean to visit this to-morrow; so I may pretermit further mention of it here.Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2
- to overlook intentionally; disregard
- to fail to do; neglect; omit