Etymology
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neglectful (adj.)

"characterized by inattention or indifference," 1640s, from neglect (n.) + -ful. Related: Neglectfully; neglectfulness. Earlier in same sense was neglective (1610s).

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Definitions of neglectful

neglectful (adj.)
not showing due care or attention;
neglectful parents
Synonyms: inattentive
neglectful (adj.)
failing in what duty requires;
neglectful of his duties
Synonyms: derelict / delinquent / remiss
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