1. the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
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How To Use neglectfulness In A Sentence

  • But the boy Mohammed being by me objurgated-for I remarked in him a jaunty demeanour combined with neglectfulness of ceremonies-saluted it sulkily, muttering the while hints about the holiness of his birthplace exempting him from the trouble of stooping. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah
  • When were delay and neglectfulness cut short, by such hidden perils waiting for the spring? The Vicarious Sacrifice, Grounded in Principles of Universal Obligation.
  • Yet he thought, as he raised his eyes for one instant to heaven in silent supplication, that there were few devils who would not go out by prayer, and he made a strong resolve that he would use every endeavour to make up for his past neglectfulness, and to save this poor unhappy child. St. Winifred's, or The World of School
  • Here the neglectfulness and dreariness of the outer aspect of the grave are completely done away with, and the dead lie peacefully under ground carpeted with flowers, and shaded by trees. The Englishwoman in America
  • There's a lot of neglectfulness and inattentiveness required to keep the plot moving in this thing. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1989)
  • Otway's life; he was uneasy under the sense that he had begun to slip towards neglectfulness, towards careless independence. The Crown of Life
  • O Arjuna, nescience, inertness, neglectfulness and also illusion; when these arise the mode of ignorance predominates.
  • And now the whip was lost through my neglectfulness. Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria, 1894-6
  • And everybody reproached themselves with the same neglectfulness. The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) Boule de Suif and Other Stories
  • [Cigarette-smoking the probable cause] She hasn't said she couldn't cure me, but that it will take a year's solid and continuous treatment, without any neglectfulness whatsoever. Fifteen Years with the Outcast
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