disregard

If everyone at the city council meeting tends to disregard anything that's said by the eccentric gentleman with the parrot on his shoulder, it means that no one pays any attention to him.

To disregard something is to ignore it, or to deliberately pay it no attention. Sometimes the word is used to mean "neglect," implying that something important is not being taken care of. Disregard can also be a noun; you could complain that your family has a complete disregard for your privacy when they gather outside your bedroom door to eavesdrop on your telephone conversations.

Definitions of disregard
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n lack of attention and due care

Synonyms:
neglect
Types:
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omission
neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something
inadvertence, oversight
an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
pretermission
letting pass without notice
elision, exception, exclusion
a deliberate act of omission
Type of:
inattention
lack of attention

n willful lack of care and attention

Synonyms:
neglect
Types:
despite
contemptuous disregard
Type of:
mistreatment
the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

v give little or no attention to

Disregard the errors”
Synonyms:
ignore, neglect
Types:
pretermit
disregard intentionally or let pass

v bar from attention or consideration

Synonyms:
brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, ignore, push aside
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cold-shoulder, slight
pay no attention to, disrespect
discredit
cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
shrug off
minimize the importance of, brush aside
pass off
disregard
flout, scoff
treat with contemptuous disregard
turn a blind eye
refuse to acknowledge
laugh away, laugh off
deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
disoblige
ignore someone's wishes
Type of:
reject
refuse to accept or acknowledge

v refuse to acknowledge

Synonyms:
cut, ignore, snub
Type of:
do by, handle, treat
interact in a certain way

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