Definitions for: Neglectful


[adj] failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
[adj] not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents"
[adj] leaving vulnerable; "neglectful of her own financial security"



Webster (1913) Definition: Neg*lect"ful, a.
Full of neglect; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive;
indifferent. --Pope.

A cold and neglectful countenance. --Locke.

Though the Romans had no great genius for trade, yet
they were not entirely neglectful of it. --Arbuthnot.
-- Neg*lect"ful*ly, adv. -- Neg*lect"ful*ness, n.

Synonyms: delinquent, derelict, inattentive, neglectful of(p), negligent, remiss, unprotective

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