Definition of disregard in English:



  • Pay no attention to; ignore.

    ‘the body of evidence is too substantial to disregard’
    • ‘The solution, according to them, lies in disregarding the disability rather than recognising it.’
    • ‘Hypothyroidism develops slowly, so early symptoms tend to be disregarded as something that will pass.’
    • ‘You know, he embarrassed the country and the military by disregarding the abuses that were made on prisoners.’
    • ‘We believe that any solution to the problem of our people disregarding the problem of self-determination cannot work.’
    • ‘Has the trust decided to sell both sites to developers and solve the budget problem, disregarding the enormous cost to local health provision?’
    • ‘Jamie disregarded Dougal with a shrug and pushed on the golden rod to the door.’
    • ‘Seems the judges either disregarded the referee's order or ignored it which is pretty much the same.’
    • ‘Left alone and disregarding danger, mindful of her pledged devotion to her true friend, the redeemed sinner sat steadfast at the tomb.’
    • ‘Using disproportionate force and disregarding civilian casualties were his ideas.’
    • ‘Rivenhall residents have gained a victory after protesting that the Highways Agency was disregarding their safety’
    • ‘In the discussion over the turn of the Millennium, disregarding the finer point of exactly when that may be, I heard one startling comparison.’
    • ‘This insensitivity must include disregarding the garbage that is thrown anywhere and everywhere on many a city street.’
    • ‘So, disregarding a few issues, Greene can do little wrong.’
    • ‘Unfortunately men often suffer in silence, disregarding the symptoms of a potentially serious condition.’
    • ‘Which was what I was doing now, ignoring the honks and shouts of people as I disregarded the green and red walk signs.’
    • ‘He brushes aside all allegations of disregarding the sentiments of the legendary fighter's family.’
    • ‘The people of this country need and deserve a local and national government that will listen to the people instead of disregarding them on every issue.’
    • ‘My question is: are we justified in disregarding his wishes?’
    • ‘If another has been harmed as a result of your sin, then ignoring or disregarding this will certainly hurt the effectiveness of the prayer.’
    • ‘I wasn't saying that it's a case of completely disregarding the arguments of people with a differing viewpoint.’
    ignore, take no notice of, take no account of, pay no attention to, pay no heed to, refuse to acknowledge
    discount, set aside, forget, overlook, dismiss
    turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to, shut one's eyes to, pass over, gloss over, brush aside, brush off, shrug off, look the other way
    laugh off, make light of, thumb one's nose at, write off
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  • [mass noun] The action or state of paying no attention to something.

    ‘blatant disregard for the law’
    • ‘How dare they show such callous disregard for all the above points?’
    • ‘This encourages a lot of pushing, shoving and general disregard for other passengers.’
    • ‘Supreme courage coupled with disregard for self is not often seen but when it appears it must surely be the finest human virtue of all.’
    • ‘This disregard for the will of the people could not be allowed to continue.’
    • ‘We must put a stop to this reckless disregard for our national interest and we need to do so quickly.’
    • ‘So the old Leftist disregard for the best interests of the whole persists.’
    • ‘Yet their lust for money and callous disregard for humanity blinded them.’
    • ‘To push on with the reclamation shows open disregard for these international agreements.’
    • ‘The most serious evidence of this disregard for content is the movie itself.’
    • ‘But they did so with such disregard for the logistics of the whole that it rapidly proved unmanageable.’
    • ‘This total disregard for the Wiltshire farming community, unfortunately, is only one part of the picture.’
    • ‘In addition, the major cause of these accidents is not speed but the total disregard for traffic laws.’
    • ‘And then, there is his complete disregard for the five-star etiquette of everyone around us.’
    • ‘Their negligence and arrogant disregard for facts will put lives at risk.’
    • ‘I know he is an engineer but such disregard for gravity is weird.’
    • ‘It is this flagrant disregard for human rights and international laws which so angers the Arab people.’
    • ‘What is it about this type of headgear, that usually heralds bad behaviour and total disregard for the safety of others.’
    • ‘This involves the prevailing sense of disregard for life at the fetal stage on the part of legislators.’
    • ‘His callous disregard for the priest also showed itself in his subsequent failure to discover whether he was dead or alive.’
    • ‘Not that I object to the use per se, but that there is a carelessness that borders on disregard for the actual content.’
    indifference, non-observance
    inattention, heedlessness, carelessness, neglect, lack of attention, lack of notice, lack of heed, negligence
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