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dis·re·gard

disregard

 
pronunciation:
dIs rih gard
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disregards, disregarding, disregarded
definition: to pay no attention to; ignore.
He disregarded his mother's advice, and look what happened.
synonyms:
ignore, neglect
antonyms:
consider, heed, regard
similar words:
avoid, discount, overlook, reject, scorn, shun, skip, snub
 
part of speech: noun
definition: lack of attention or respect.
She shows a complete disregard for other people's feelings.
synonyms:
disrespect, neglect
antonyms:
attention, care
similar words:
oversight, slight, snub
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The word disregard contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-