Definition of neglectful in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəˈɡlek(t)fəl/


Not giving proper care or attention to someone or something: you are being neglectful of our guests born to wealthy but neglectful parents
More example sentences
  • Rathbone therefore found herself cast in the role of the profligate American, heedless of the future and neglectful of the past.
  • Yet we can't complain about biomedicine being mechanistic and neglectful of the psychological and social realms, and then go and accuse it of colonising them when it finally expresses an interest.
  • With a General Election getting ever closer, it would be neglectful of me not to examine what Yorkshire's farming industry wants from the next Government.



Pronunciation: /nəˈɡlek(t)fəlē/
Example sentences
  • From the resulting free-kick, Dunning's cross to the back post somehow eluded a neglectfully unmarked McGurk.
  • He looked through the skies like a maid searching through a sink full of grubby washing for her mistress' car keys which had neglectfully been misplaced; ‘do you believe in all that; UFO's, aliens and the like, Al?’
  • They were an organisation of high, almost paranoid secrecy - so secret even half of their own operatives had no idea what was going on behind closed doors, or even those left neglectfully ajar.


Pronunciation: /-fəlnəs/
Example sentences
  • Luciano's death, at the end of the film, is shocking because it makes evident that the characters are at the mercy of their own neglectfulness.

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Syllabification: ne·glect·ful

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