benign neglect definition

  • noun:
    • an insurance plan or mindset of ignoring a predicament as opposed to assuming duty for handling or improving it.
    • A deliberate plan of minimizing public discussion of a controversial problem [e.g. by the president] in the principle that exorbitant discussion in itself is harmful or counterproductive.
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