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From dis- +‎ regard. Compare misregard.



disregard (usually uncountable, plural disregards)

  1. The act or state of deliberately not paying attention or caring about; misregard.
    The government's disregard for the needs of disabled people is outrageous.



disregard (third-person singular simple present disregards, present participle disregarding, simple past and past participle disregarded)

  1. (transitive) To ignore; pay no attention to.
    • 2012, Augusto Vieira, How to Build a New Government: A Guide for the Coming Revolution, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN, page 15:
      If you break the law, they will send you a letter. You disregard that they will send someone with a suit to your house. If you disregard Suit-Boy, you will be sent a subpoena. You disregard that they will send men with guns and dogs to your house.
    • 2013, Jonathan M. Golding, Colin M. MacLeod, Intentional Forgetting: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Psychology Press, →ISBN, page 61:
      Half of the mock jurors that were told he had insurance were told to disregard that information. Mock jurors who were instructed to disregard the information awarded the defendant more money than participants who did not know the defendant had insurance, or knew that he had insurance but were not told to disregard this information.