Heedlessness vs Neglect - What's the difference?

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Heedlessness is a related term of neglect.


As nouns the difference between heedlessness and neglect

is that heedlessness is the state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness while neglect is the act of neglecting.

As a verb neglect is

(label) to fail to care for or attend to something.

heedlessness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness.
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    neglect

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To fail to care for or attend to something.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • I hope / My absence doth neglect no great designs.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • This, my long suffering and my day of grace, / Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
  • (label) To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight.
  • (label) To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
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    Derived terms

    * benign neglect * neglectful * neglectfully * neglectfulness

    Noun

  • The act of neglecting.
  • The state of being neglected.
  • Habitual lack of care.
  • Synonyms

    * carelessness * negligence