AskDefine | Define disregard

Dictionary Definition

disregard

Noun

1 lack of attention and due care [syn: neglect]
2 willful lack of care and attention [syn: neglect]

Verb

1 refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting" [syn: ignore, snub, cut]
2 bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances" [syn: dismiss, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore]
3 give little or no attention to; "Disregard the errors" [syn: neglect, ignore]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. The act or state of deliberately not paying attention or caring about.
    The government's disregard for the needs of disabled people is outrageous.

Translations

not paying attention or caring about

Verb

  1. To ignore.

Translations

to ignore
  • Dutch: veronachtzamen, negeren
  • Hungarian: semmibe vesz
  • Norwegian (Bokmål): avfeie
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk): avfeie
  • Portuguese: ignorar
  • Spanish: ignorar

Extensive Definition

Ignorance is the condition of being uninformed or uneducated, lacking knowledge or information. It may also refer to:
disregard in Japanese: 無知

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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