Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Marked by neglect; heedless; careless.

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Usage examples "neglectful":

  1. I think not; I haven't seen him, I can't think what's come over the lad to be so neglectful of his privileges. - "Elsie's Womanhood", Martha Finley.
  2. Virginia, who was a neglectful correspondent, had nothing; but two or three important looking envelopes claimed attention from the Grand Duchess, and as soon as the ladies were once more alone together in the sweet- scented garden, she broke the crown- stamped seal of her son Adalbert, now by adoption Crown Prince of Hungaria. - "The Princess Virginia", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  3. Father Winter, neglectful of one of his worlds, was sporting among the northern mountains. - "The ghosts of their ancestors", Weymer Jay Mills.