verb (used with object)
Origin of neglect
Synonyms for neglect
Antonyms for neglect
Examples from the Web for self-neglect
Historical Examples of self-neglect
Louis, you are called from the happiness of self-enjoyment to that of self-neglect.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 1 (of 4)
But is she to obtain and exhibit self-forgetfulness by self-culture, or self-neglect?A New Atmosphere
He could not understand by what miracle of self-neglect he had fallen into so perilous an abyss.He Knew He Was Right
It was utterly unfair to thrust that natural penalty of prejudice and of self-neglect on to the shoulders of others.The Daughters of Danaus
But these glories are withheld from him who is guilty of self-neglect, for they are not wont to blaze forth unbidden.The Memorabilia
Word Origin for neglect
1520s, from Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere "to make light of, disregard, be indifferent to, not heed, not trouble oneself about," literally "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old Latin nec "not" (see deny) + legere "pick up, select" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Neglected; neglecting.
1580s, from neglect (v.) or from Latin neglectus "a neglecting," noun use of past participle of neglegere.