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
  1. noun
    lack of attention and due care
    synonyms: neglect
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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
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    inattention
    lack of attention
  2. noun
    willful lack of care and attention
    synonyms: neglect
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    despite
    contemptuous disregard
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    mistreatment
    the practice of treating (someone or something) badly
  3. verb
    give little or no attention to
    Disregard the errors”
    synonyms: ignore, neglect
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    pretermit
    disregard intentionally or let pass
  4. verb
    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
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    reject
    refuse to accept or acknowledge
  5. verb
    refuse to acknowledge
    synonyms: cut, ignore, snub
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    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
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