NEGLECT  忽略

DISREGARD what one SHOULD NOT DISREGARD.
PAY NO ATTENTION TOLET SLIDENOT ATTEND TOBE REMISS ABOUTBE LAX ABOUTLEAVE UNDONESHIRK. ANTONYM CONCENTRATE ON.DISREGARDIGNOREPAY NO ATTENTION TOTAKE NO NOTICE OFPAY NO HEED TOOVERLOOKDISDAINSCORNSPURNFAIL TO LOOK AFTERLEAVE ALONEABANDONDESERT
Old Chinese Criteria

1. The general word for neglecting something, either by deliberately ignoring it or by a failure to take due care, is hū 忽 (ant. jǐn 謹 "pay careful attention to").

2. LŸè 略 is a deliberate act of neglecting something one has a duty to pay attention to.

3. Màn 慢 (ant. jìng 敬 "pay proper and respectful attention to") and jiǎn 簡 (ant. xì 細 "pay detailed attention to") refer to a typically deliberate and defiant, often a deliberately outrageous, failure to pay proper attention to what is expected to be heeded.

4. Shū 疏 (ant. yán 嚴 "pay strict attention to") refers to inadvertent nonchalant neglectfulness.

NB: Yí 遺 "leave out" and shì 釋 "leave aside for the time being" refer to a deliberate but possibly defensible failure to take note of something, and these words are thus naturally treated in this meaning under the heading DISREGARD.

Modern Chinese Criteria

疏忽

大意

忽視

漠視

無視

忽略

失神

疏失

失慎

疏虞

不注意

不經意

不在意

大意失荊州

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

DUFOUR 1910 Traite elementaire des synonymes grecques 119

HANFEI TONGYI 2004 韓非子同義詞研究 335

LANGIUS 1631 Anthologia sive Florilegium rerum et materiarum selectarum

NEGLIGENTIA

THEOPHRASTUS 1960 Theophrast, Charaktere no. 14

TENG SHOU-HSIN 1996 Chinese Synonyms Usage Dictionary 185

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 64
  • VPi : 9
  • vt+prep+N : 8
  • vtoN : 8
  • vi : 7
  • VPtoN : 6
  • vt+V[0] : 6
  • vt[oN] : 4
  • vadV : 2
  • VPadV : 2
  • vt+V1.adV2 : 1
  • vtoN.adV : 1
  • v[adN] : 1
  • nab : 1
  • VPt(oN) : 1
  • nab.post-V{NUM} : 1
  • vpostadV : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 37
  • 韓非子 : 23
  • 說苑 : 12
  • 祖堂集 : 7
  • 荀子 : 5
  • 孝經 : 4
  • 太平經 : 4
  • 戰國策 : 4
  • 墨子 : 3
  • 論語 : 3
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 2
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 2
  • 禮記 : 2
  • 管子 : 2
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 2
  • 賢愚經 : 2
  • 孟子 : 2
  • 史記 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 鹽鐵論 : 1
  • 妙法蓮華經 : 1
  • 六祖壇經 : 1
  • 文子 : 1
  • 尚書 : 1

Words

   shī OC: lʰiɡ MC: ɕit 33 Attributions
  • vt+prep+Noverlook, fail to take proper note of
  • vtoNoverlook, fail to notice; fail to use; fail to take proper note of
  • vtoNpassivebe wrongfully neglected; be wrongfully set aside
  • vt+V[0]neglect to V as one should
  • vtoNfail to act in accordance with; fail to live up to
   wàng OC: maŋs MC: mi̯ɐŋ 16 Attributions
  • vt+V[0]neglectfully cease to be mindful of; neglectfully forget about V-ing
  • vtoNcease to be mindful of; fail to be diligent with respect to; fail to take proper account of (opp. 顧, as in 識記: 顧小而忘大,後必有害
   jiǎn OC: kreenʔ MC: kɣɛn 14 Attributions

Màn 慢 (ant. jìng 敬 "pay proper and respectful attention to") and jiǎn 簡 (ant. xì 細 "pay detailed attention to") refer to a typically deliberate and defiant, often a deliberately outrageous, failure to pay proper attention to what is expected to be heeded.

  • vadVneglecting detail: concisely, briefly
  • vibe neglectful; be slipshod, unattentive, rough and ready, without polite attention to detail
  • vpostadVnegligently; shoddily
  • vtoNattitudinaltreat shabbily; treat with little respect, be arrogant towards; slight (another person)
  • vtoNN=nonhube slipshod about, be negligent with; leave aside, pay no attention to; be unceremonious and negligent about, fail to pay proper attention to
   yí OC: k-lul MC: ji 11 Attributions
  • vtoNneglect, bypass, leave out; ignore
  • vt[oN]N=indefneglect something; forget to do something
   lǜe OC: ɡ-raɡ MC: li̯ɐk 6 Attributions

Lyè 略 is a deliberate act of neglecting something one has a duty to pay attention to.

  • vadVneglecting detail> roughly
  • vt[oN]be negligent
  • vtoNbe slipshod with, not go into detail about
  • v[adN]N=humthe remiss
   hū OC: hmɯɯd MC: huot 5 Attributions

The general word for neglecting something, either by deliberately ignoring it or by a failure to take due care, is hū 忽 (ant. jǐn 謹 "pay careful attention to").

  • vi.rednot paying proper attention > be spaced out, be mentally absent
  • vt+prep+Npay no proper attention to 忽於
  • vtoNpassivebe neglected 可忽
  • vtoNreflexive.自be negligent in the care of oneself
   kuàng OC: khʷaaŋs MC: khɑŋ 4 Attributions
  • vi(of duties:) be carried out in a lax way; (of persons)be negligent, be lax; be negligent
  • vt+prep+Nfail to pay sufficient attention to (Danish: se stort på)
  • vtoNcarry out in a lax way; neglect; be lax about
   shì OC: lʰaɡ MC: ɕiɛk 4 Attributions
  • vtoNdisregard; neglect; make light of; ignore (a threat)
食言   shí yán OC: ɢljɯɡ ŋan MC: ʑɨk ŋi̯ɐn 4 Attributions
  • VPtoNforget about one's promises; fail to keep word
   wú OC: ma MC: mi̯o 3 Attributions
  • vtoNdisregard
  • vt+V1.adV2no matter how V1
  • vtoN.adVto VERB disregarding N; to VERB irrespective of N
   shū OC: sqra MC: ʂi̯ɤ 3 Attributions

Shū 疏 (ant. yán 嚴 "pay strict attention to") refers to inadvertent nonchalant neglectfulness.

  • nab.post-V{NUM}actnegligence; instance of negligence
  • vineglectful> be thoughtless, careless; not detailed; roughshod
  • vt+prep+Nbe sloppy with respect to
   gǔ OC: kaaʔ MC: kuo̝ 2 Attributions
  • nabactnegligence
  • vibe careless; negligent
不顧   bù gù OC: pɯʔ klaas MC: pi̯ut kuo̝ 2 Attributions
  • VPtoNdisregard; fail to take proper account of
忽然   hū rán OC: hmɯɯd njen MC: huot ȵiɛn 2 Attributions
  • VPadVneglectfully
  • VPinot care
造次   zào cì OC: skhuuɡs snʰis MC: tshɑu tshi 2 Attributions
  • VPiactbe careless, negligent, to take it easy (not fullfilling one's duties)
隨分   suí fèn OC: sɢlol bɯns MC: ziɛ bi̯un 2 Attributions
  • VPifollow one's fate > casual, careless, as one pleases, indifferent (Tang poetry, Zen texts)
   yuè OC: ɢʷad MC: ɦi̯ɐt 1 Attribution
  • vtoNstride across, be able to disregard
   dú OC: ɡ-looɡ MC: duk 1 Attribution
  • vi(dirty>) be negligent (GONG)
  • vt+prep+Nbe neglectful with regard to
取次   qǔ cì OC: skhoʔ snʰis MC: tshi̯o tshi 1 Attribution
  • VPadVcarelessly, in a negligent way, casually
容易   róng yì OC: k-loŋ leeɡs MC: ji̯oŋ jiɛ 1 Attribution
  • VPiactTang: be negligent, inattentive, not careful
忘失   wàng shī OC: maŋs lʰiɡ MC: mi̯ɐŋ ɕit 1 Attribution
  • VPt(oN)resultativeneglect so as to lose the contextually determinate thing
  • VPtoNresultativeneglect so as to lose
   shū MC: syo OC: lʰa 1 Attribution
  • vinegligent, lax (= 紓)
輟忘   chuò wàng MC: trjwet mjangH OC: krlod maŋs 1 Attribution
  • VPibecome remiss for any moment
   màn MC: maenH OC: mroons 1 Attribution
  • vibe negligent
怠傲   dài ào MC: dojX ngawH OC: lɯɯʔ ŋoows 1 Attribution
  • VPibe negligent in one's duties
楛僈   hù kǔ man4 MC: -- -- OC: ɡaaʔ -- 1 Attribution
  • VPi(probably = gu3man4 盬慢:) be careless, be sloppy
   tǎng OC: thaaŋʔ MC: thɑŋ 0 Attributions
  • vadVindifferently
   màn OC: moons MC: mʷɑn 0 Attributions
  • vadNcareless; free; idle
   shū OC: lʰa MC: ɕi̯ɤ 0 Attributions
  • vtoNSHI: be remiss
   guò OC: klools MC: kʷɑ 0 Attributions
  • vtoNoverlook, fail to pay proper attention to
棄置   qì zhì OC: khils tɯɡs MC: khi ʈɨ 0 Attributions
  • VPt(oN)imperativedisregard!
盲忘   máng wàng OC: mraaŋ maŋs MC: mɣaŋ mi̯ɐŋ 0 Attributions
  • NPabpsychblind negligence of what is important
   xiǎo OC: smewʔ MC: siɛu 0 Attributions
  • vtoNZUO: neglect as unimportant
   wēi OC: mɯl MC: mɨi 0 Attributions
  • vtoNneglect, disregard; suppress

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