Synonyms of neglect in English:

neglect


See definition of neglect

verb

1‘parents who have neglected their children’

SYNONYMS
fail to look after, fail to care for, fail to provide for, leave alone, abandon
archaic forsake
ANTONYMS

cherish, look after, care for

2‘he's been neglecting his work for the past couple of days’

SYNONYMS
pay little attention to, pay no attention to, let slide, not attend to, be remiss about, be lax about, leave undone, lose sight of, skimp on, shirk, skip
ANTONYMS

concentrate on

3‘neglect our advice at your peril!’

SYNONYMS
disregard, ignore, pay no attention to, take no notice of, pay no heed to, discount, set aside, overlook, turn a deaf ear to, throw to the winds
disdain, pass over, pass by, scorn, slight, spurn, rebuff, turn one's back on
ANTONYMS

attend, attend to, heed

4‘she's just irritable because I neglected to inform her that you were coming’

SYNONYMS
fail, omit, forget, not remember
archaic pretermit
ANTONYMS

remember


noun

1‘the whole place had a hopeless air of neglect’

SYNONYMS
disrepair, dilapidation, deterioration, shabbiness, disuse, abandonment
rare desuetude

2‘her doctor had been guilty of serious neglect’

SYNONYMS
negligence, failure to take proper care, lack of proper care and attention, dereliction of duty, non-fulfilment of duty, non-performance of duty, failure to take proper action, remissness, neglectfulness, carelessness, heedlessness, lack of concern, unconcern, laxity, laxness, slackness, irresponsibility
culpa
formal delinquency
ANTONYMS

care

3‘the relative neglect of women in studies of redundancy’

SYNONYMS
disregard, ignoring, overlooking, failure to pay attention to, inattention to, indifference to, oversight, heedlessness
disdaining, scorning, slighting, spurning, rebuff
ANTONYMS

attention