Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To pay no attention or heed to; ignore.
  • transitive v. To treat without proper respect or attentiveness.
  • n. Lack of thoughtful attention or due regard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or state of deliberately not paying attention or caring about; misregard.
  • v. To ignore; misregard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of disregarding, or the state of being disregarded; intentional neglect; omission of notice; want of attention; slight.
  • transitive v. Not to regard; to pay no heed to; to omit to take notice of; to neglect to observe; to slight as unworthy of regard or notice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To omit to regard or take notice of; overlook; specifically, to treat as unworthy of regard or notice.
  • Synonyms Slight, etc. See neglect, v. t.
  • n. Failure to regard or notice; specifically, deliberate neglect of something considered unworthy of attention.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. refuse to acknowledge
  • n. willful lack of care and attention
  • n. lack of attention and due care
  • v. give little or no attention to
  • v. bar from attention or consideration

Etymologies

dis- +‎ regard (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In addition, the union had complained to Pansalb about what it termed disregard for multilingualism at Iscor, Telkom, Sasol, the

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  • The high boundary walls, built in disregard of existing height regulations long before such rules were created, permitted a non-standard height along the northern boundary.

    The Vader House by Andrew Maynard

  • That disregard is so widespread that many LGBT teens have had to turn to strangers for reassurance on It Gets Better.

    Maureen Costello: Bullying is a Civil Rights Issue

  • Gunnery Sergeant when, on June 12, 1968, he took several actions in disregard of his personal safety in the midst of heavy enemy machine gun fire, summarized as follows in the certificate:

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  • For five years that niece acted in disregard for her aunt's best interests and was eventually convicted of a felony theft.

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  • My take: clients who can afford a survey are probably well advised to have one; though the risk of disregard is high, the payoff is substantial.

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  • Since these officials are elected, representing all the diverse interests of all the citizens, then why is it proper to have advocates promoting one viewpoint in disregard to all the various interests?

    Dangerous liaisons? You can be one. (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • In order to demonstrate reckless disregard for the safety of others, a plaintiff must show that the defendant "'has intentionally done an act of an unreasonable character in disregard of a known or obvious risk that was so great as to make it highly probable that harm would follow' and has done so with conscious indifference to the outcome" ...

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  • This disregard is what makes her use of language so dangerous.

    What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

  • People referring to needing a president with experience but what most people disregard is leadership.

    Edwards says Clinton must be careful

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