neglectful neglectful  /nɪɡ ˈlɛkt fəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not showing due care or attention
  2. (adj) failing in what duty requires

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The schools of Washington are, of course, dependent upon Congress for guidance and nurture, and it appears that that busy body has been neglectful.
  2. The neglectful nine: Belize, the Dominican Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay and Zaire.
  3. Brazil is a giant land of such confidence in its future that it is often neglectful of its present.

News

  1. ‘Haters’ Get Draya Michele to React on ’106 & Park’

    *Draya Michele is quickly becoming Twitter enemy #1. During a recent episode of 106 & park, the reality star was given a chance to defend herself against claims by her critics that she’s a neglectful mother and generally talentless. Leading up to her “106” appearance, the #AskDraya hashtag was used by many to attack the [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EURweb

  2. Gov. Shumlin discusses plan on how to make Rt. 4 safe

    Since March, there have been a slew of bad accidents on Route 4 from Hartford to Woodstock, most of which resulted in fatalities. All of the crashes involved one vehicle crossing the center line into oncoming traffic.  Gov. Peter Shumlin was in Hartford Friday afternoon to share a plan on how to improve the road and prevent the neglectful driving that causes these kinds of accidents.  In front ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: WPTZ Burlington

Quotes

  1. "So this notion, somehow, that because there wasn'ta transformation overnight that we've been neglectful is just simply, factually not accurate," Obama said in an Oval Office interview with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks.
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe

  2. "For far too long now, the Patients Association has been receiving calls on our helpline from people wanting to talk about the dreadful, neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel treatment their elderly relatives had experienced...
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Claire Rayner Source: Sky News

  3. "I feel it would be neglectful in our humanitarian efforts not to do it, since we have a platform where we can speak from, put on shows and raise money and awareness for organizations like YouthCare," McCready said. "We're going to do it...
    on Jan 8, 2004 By: Mike McCready Source: WFtv.com

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