/ nI5glekt; nI`^lZkt/ v
[Tn] give no or not enough care or attention to (sb/sth) 疏忽, 忽略(某人[某事物]): neglect one's studies, children, health 忽视自己的学习﹑ 孩子﹑ 健康.
[no passive 不用於被动语态: Tt, Tg] fail or forget to do sth, esp carelessly; leave undone (what one ought to do) 未做或忘记做某事(尤指因粗心); 疏漏, 未做完(该做的事): He neglected to write and say `Thank you'. 他因疏忽而未写信道谢. * Don't neglect writing to your mother. 别忘了给你母亲写信.
> neglect n [U] neglecting or being neglected 疏忽; 忽略; 疏漏: She was severely criticized for neglect of duty. 她因玩忽职守而受到严厉批评. * The car shows signs of neglect. 这汽车看样子疏於保养. * The garden was in a state of total neglect. 那花园完全无人整理.
neglected adj showing a lack of care or attention 不经心的; 不注意的: a neglected appearance 未加修饰的外貌 * The house looks very neglected. 那房子看来严重失修.
neglectful / -fl; -fEl/ adj ~ (of sth/sb) in the habit of neglecting things or people 疏忽的; 忽视的; 不留心的: neglectful of one's appearance, responsibilities, family 不关注自己的外表﹑ 责任﹑ 家庭. neglect-fully / -fElI;-fElI/ adv. neglectfulness n [U].