disregard Definition

  • 1pay no attention to; ignore
  • 2treat (someone or something) as unworthy of consideration or respect

Using disregard: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "disregard" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He disregarded my advice and went ahead with his plan.

  • Example

    The company disregarded safety regulations and put their workers at risk.

  • Example

    She felt disregarded by her colleagues and decided to quit.

  • Example

    The teacher warned the students not to disregard the importance of studying for the exam.

disregard Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for disregard

Antonyms for disregard

Phrases with disregard

  • lack of consideration or respect for someone or something


    His disregard for other people's feelings made him very unpopular.

  • disregard somebody/something as something

    to consider someone or something as unimportant or not worth considering


    She was disregarded as a serious candidate because of her lack of experience.

  • disregard somebody/something completely/totally

    to ignore someone or something completely


    He completely disregarded my warnings and ended up in trouble.

Origins of disregard

from dis- 'not' + regard 'pay attention to'


Summary: disregard in Brief

The verb 'disregard' [ˌdɪsrɪˈɡɑːd] means to ignore or treat someone or something as unworthy of consideration or respect. It can be used in various contexts, such as ignoring advice or safety regulations, feeling disregarded by others, or warning against disregarding the importance of something. Synonyms include 'neglect' and 'overlook,' while antonyms include 'heed' and 'consider.'

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