Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being neglectful.
- n. The characteristic of being neglectful.
- n. the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
“There's a lot of neglectfulness and inattentiveness required to keep the plot moving in this thing.”
“Here the neglectfulness and dreariness of the outer aspect of the grave are completely done away with, and the dead lie peacefully under ground carpeted with flowers, and shaded by trees.”
“But the boy Mohammed being by me objurgated-for I remarked in him a jaunty demeanour combined with neglectfulness of ceremonies-saluted it sulkily, muttering the while hints about the holiness of his birthplace exempting him from the trouble of stooping.”
“[Cigarette-smoking the probable cause] She hasn't said she couldn't cure me, but that it will take a year's solid and continuous treatment, without any neglectfulness whatsoever.”
“And now the whip was lost through my neglectfulness.”
“Otway's life; he was uneasy under the sense that he had begun to slip towards neglectfulness, towards careless independence.”
“When were delay and neglectfulness cut short, by such hidden perils waiting for the spring?”
“And everybody reproached themselves with the same neglectfulness.”
“Yet he thought, as he raised his eyes for one instant to heaven in silent supplication, that there were few devils who would not go out by prayer, and he made a strong resolve that he would use every endeavour to make up for his past neglectfulness, and to save this poor unhappy child.”
“This is altogether to make no provision against the enemy; this is when praying to God, to offend God's Majesty by the neglectfulness of your prayer.”
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