disregard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disregard give little or no attention to "Disregard the errors"
    • v disregard bar from attention or consideration "She dismissed his advances"
    • v disregard refuse to acknowledge "She cut him dead at the meeting"
    • n disregard willful lack of care and attention
    • n disregard lack of attention and due care
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t disregard Not to regard; to pay no heed to; to omit to take notice of; to neglect to observe; to slight as unworthy of regard or notice; as, to disregard the admonitions of conscience. "Studious of good, man disregarded fame."
    • n Disregard The act of disregarding, or the state of being disregarded; intentional neglect; omission of notice; want of attention; slight. "The disregard of experience."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disregard To omit to regard or take notice of; overlook; specifically, to treat as unworthy of regard or notice.
    • disregard Synonyms Slight, etc. See neglect, v. t.
    • n disregard Failure to regard or notice; specifically, deliberate neglect of something considered unworthy of attention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disregard dis-re-gärd′ to pay no attention to
    • n Disregard want of attention: neglect: slight
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Quotations

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    “Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.”
  • Milton S. Eisenhower
    Milton S. Eisenhower
    “Disregard for human beings is the first qualification of a dictator.”
  • Paul Simon
    Paul Simon
    “All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”
  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    “Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.”
  • David Zucker
    David Zucker
    “Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “A universal feeling, whether well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded.”

Usage

In literature:

Disregard for all the rest.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
They cannot be disregarded even by the most absent-minded auditor.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, February 23, 1916" by Various
This illiterate Siberian monk, ex-horse-thief and betrayer of women, actually disregarded the Imperial order!
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
The free tone of the placards seemed to reveal a contemptuous disregard of dignities.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
This is one of the simplest and most vital rules of bidding, yet it is probably the most frequently disregarded.
"Auction of To-day" by Milton C. Work
Alike disregarded are his tears and oaths.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Brett, in imminent danger of his life, disregarded all semblance of danger.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
The Squire, disregarded, protested.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Were then the feelings of friends, relations and even of strangers to be disregarded?
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Therefore, doubtless, are they so commonly disregarded.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
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In poetry:

None of the hold and blatant sin
The disregard of pain,
The glorious deeds of sacrefice
which follow in wars train.
"Peace -- November 11, 1918" by General George S Patton Jnr
That heart is offer'd to you now;
Will you accept the prize,
Or disregard love's open vow,
And hide it from your eyes?
"Love" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
This demon takes a million youths
In every passing year,
And makes them disregard the truth,
And give to right a jeer.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Here or hereafter—dare not doubt,
O sinner! dare not disregard!
"Be sure your sin will find you out,"
And bring its terrible reward.
"Be sure your Sin will find you out" by John Bowring
Thou wast not heard with drowsy disregard,
Expending late on all that length of plea
Thy generous powers, but silence honoured thee,
Mute as e'er gazed on orator or bard.
"Sonnet To Henry Cowper, Esq." by William Cowper
Ye slight ambassadors twixt foe and foe,
Small parleyers of peace where no peace is,
Sweet disregarders of man's miseries
And his most murderous methods, winging slow
About your perilous nests - we thank you, so
Unconscious of sweet domesticities.
"Birds in the Trenches" by Willoughby Weaving

In news:

But this disregard for the law by Ortega and the Sandinistas isn't lost on ordinary Nicaraguans .
If those who administer the general government be permitted to transgress the limits fixed by the Constitution, by a total disregard to the special delegations of power therein.
They revealed Mitt Romney's profound disregard for his fellow Americans.
The bring your own device trend may cause enterprises to experience bill shock as employees disregard the cost of connectivity.
Vodafone blasts Ofcom's ' careless disregard' for granting Everything Everywhere 4G spectrum.
HSBC was accused of disregarding sanction laws and doing business with people in countries such as Iran, Libya, Cuba, and the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Rating Companies Disregard Own Rules, Delay Disclosure, SEC Says.
Alan Kimble Fahey disregarded court's order to take down portions of the 20,000-square-foot structure, which includes a 70-foot tower, judge rules.
Regardless of one's political affiliation, I find it utterly distasteful to show such disregard and disrespect to our government.
PS 340 parents are challenging the Department of Education by defying mid-year transfers that disregard several chancellor's regulations.
What Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan represent is her idea of egocentric selfishness and complete disregard for others.
Penn State leaders disregarded victims, ' empowered ' Sandusky, review finds.
Yes, Kiffin thinks that 49-0 outcome should be totally disregarded in evaluating the Trojans' next opponent.
It would have been easy to disregard my letter as that is the editor's right.
Drivers can disregard this Road Closed sign.
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In science:

These will not play any role for the topological effects discussed in this letter, though, and we will therefore disregard them.
A class of six-dimensional conformal field theories
If we disregard branes of infinite extent, then with only one compact direction there are no other possible branes in the Wound D-string theory13 , so it can be effectively identified with 1 + 1 SYM.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
If we disregard for a moment the distracting logarithmic terms we will see the point of this estimate.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
Hence, if we disregard the ordering of the particles in the zig-zag particle configuration, the probability of h is exactly PKr ,N ,K,q [h].
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
All other possible conformations, i.e., chains that do not visit the center are disregarded.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
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