disuse vs neglect what difference

what is difference between disuse and neglect

English

Etymology

From Old French desuser.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈjus/

Noun

disuse (uncountable)

  1. The state of not being used; neglect.
    The garden fell into disuse and became overgrown.

Derived terms

  • disused

Translations

Verb

disuse (third-person singular simple present disuses, present participle disusing, simple past and past participle disused)

  1. (transitive) To cease the use of.
    • 1790, Edmond Malone, The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, London: H. Baldwin, Volume I, p. 194, footnote [1]
      Whether in process of time Shakspeare grew weary of the bondage of rhyme, or whether he became convinced of its impropriety in a dramatick dialogue, his neglect of rhyming (for he never wholly disused it) seems to have been gradual.
    • 1792, Cruelty the natural and inseparable Consequence of Slavery, preached March 11, 1792, at Hemel-Hempstead, Herts. By John Liddon, in The Monthly Review, May to August, Volume VIII, p. 238, [2]
      The author does not fail to recommend the practice, adopted, it is said, by many thousands in the kingdom, of disusing the West India produce.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To disaccustom.
    He was disused to hard work.
    • 1597, John Donne, “The Calm,” lines 39-44, [3]
      Whether a rotten state, and hope of gaine, / Or to disuse mee from the queasie paine / Of being belov’d, and loving, or the thirst / Of honour, or faire death, out pusht mee first, / I lose my end: for here as well as I / A desperate may live, and a coward die.

Anagrams

  • issued


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin neglēctus, perfect passive participle of neglegō (make light of, disregard, not to pick up), a variant of neclegō, itself from nec (not) + legō (pick up, select). Recorded since 1529, as noun since 1588.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɪˈɡlɛkt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt

Verb

neglect (third-person singular simple present neglects, present participle neglecting, simple past and past participle neglected)

  1. (transitive) To fail to care for or attend to something.
  2. (transitive) To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight.
  3. (transitive) To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.

Synonyms

  • (fail to care for): let slide
  • (to omit to notice): disregard, take no notice of; see also Thesaurus:ignore
  • (failure due to carelessness): fail, forget

Antonyms

  • (fail to care for): care, mind, reck; see also Thesaurus:care
  • (to omit to notice): consider, notice, regard; see also Thesaurus:pay attention

Derived terms

Related terms

  • negligee
  • negligent
  • negligence

Translations

Noun

neglect (countable and uncountable, plural neglects)

  1. The act of neglecting.
  2. The state of being neglected.
  3. Habitual lack of care.

Synonyms

  • carelessness
  • negligence

Antonyms

  • consideration
  • notice
  • regard

Translations


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