benign neglect love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A policy or attitude of ignoring a situation instead of assuming responsibility for managing or improving it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A deliberate policy of minimizing public discussion of a controversial issue [e.g. by the president] on the theory that excessive discussion in itself is harmful or counterproductive.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.