neglectful


neglectful

adjective

  1. characterized by neglect; disregardful; careless; negligent (often followed by of): neglectful of one’s health.

adjective

  1. (when postpositive, foll by of) not giving due care and attention (to); careless; heedless

adj.1640s, from neglect + -ful. Related: Neglectfully; neglectfulness. Earlier in same sense was neglective (1610s).

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