Definition of disregard in English:

disregard

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Pay no attention to; ignore.

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

mass noun
  • The action or state of paying no attention to something.

    ‘blatant disregard for the law’
    • ‘This total disregard for the Wiltshire farming community, unfortunately, is only one part of the picture.’
    • ‘Not that I object to the use per se, but that there is a carelessness that borders on disregard for the actual content.’
    • ‘It is this flagrant disregard for human rights and international laws which so angers the Arab people.’
    • ‘This involves the prevailing sense of disregard for life at the fetal stage on the part of legislators.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet their lust for money and callous disregard for humanity blinded them.’
    • ‘I know he is an engineer but such disregard for gravity is weird.’
    • ‘To push on with the reclamation shows open disregard for these international agreements.’
    • ‘And then, there is his complete disregard for the five-star etiquette of everyone around us.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So the old Leftist disregard for the best interests of the whole persists.’
    • ‘His callous disregard for the priest also showed itself in his subsequent failure to discover whether he was dead or alive.’
    • ‘We must put a stop to this reckless disregard for our national interest and we need to do so quickly.’
    • ‘What is it about this type of headgear, that usually heralds bad behaviour and total disregard for the safety of others.’
    • ‘In addition, the major cause of these accidents is not speed but the total disregard for traffic laws.’
    • ‘Their negligence and arrogant disregard for facts will put lives at risk.’
    indifference, non-observance
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Pronunciation

disregard

/dɪsrɪˈɡɑːd/