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neg·li·gent

 (nĕg′lĭ-jənt)
adj.
1. Given to or characterized by neglect, especially habitual neglect: The negligent worker missed another deadline.
2. Law Acting with or done through negligence.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin neglegēns, neglegent-, present participle of neglegere, to neglect; see neglect.]

neg′li·gent·ly adv.
Synonyms: negligent, derelict, lax, neglectful, remiss, slack1
These adjectives mean guilty of a lack of due care or concern: The negligent landlord failed to repair the window. By not voting, he was derelict in his civic duty. If you're lax in attending class, your grades will suffer. Many neighbors felt that he had been neglectful of his property. It was remiss of her not to call to tell us she was coming. The teacher was slack in maintaining discipline.

negligent

(ˈnɛɡlɪdʒənt)
adj
1. habitually neglecting duties, responsibilities, etc; lacking attention, care, or concern; neglectful
2. careless or nonchalant
ˈnegligently adv

neg•li•gent

(ˈnɛg lɪ dʒənt)

adj.
1. guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials.
2. careless and indifferent; offhand: a negligent shrug.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin negligent-, s. of negligēns, present participle of negligere, neglegere to neglect]
neg′li•gent•ly, adv.

negligent

negligible
1. 'negligent'

If someone has been negligent, they have not performed their duties carefully enough.

The jury determined that the airline was negligent in training and supervising the crew.
2. 'negligible'

If something is negligible, it is so small or unimportant that it is not worth considering.

The damage appears to have had a negligible effect on the yacht's speed.
They can make extra copies of videotapes at a negligible cost.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
diligent - characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"

negligent

adjective
2. nonchalant, cool, casual, detached, indifferent, careless, laid-back (informal), airy, unconcerned, dispassionate, offhand, insouciant He responded with a negligent wave.

negligent

adjective
Guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern:
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negligent

[ˈneglɪdʒənt] ADJ
1. (= careless) → negligente
to be negligent in doing sthpecar de negligencia al hacer algo
she had been negligent of her dutieshabía faltado a sus deberes
2. (liter) [gesture] → despreocupado

negligent

[ˈnɛglɪdʒənt] adjnégligent(e)
to be negligent in doing sth → faire preuve de négligence en faisant qch

negligent

adj
nachlässig; (causing danger, damage) → fahrlässig; to be negligent of somebody/somethingjdn/etw vernachlässigen; to be negligent of one’s dutiespflichtvergessen sein; both drivers were negligentbeide Fahrer haben sich fahrlässig verhalten
(= off-hand)lässig

negligent

[ˈnɛglɪdʒnt] adj
a. (careless) → negligente
she has become negligent in her work → è diventata trascurata nel lavoro
b. (offhand, gesture, manner) → noncurante, disinvolto/a

negligence

(ˈneglidʒəns) noun
carelessness. The accident was caused by the driver's negligence.
ˈnegligent adjective
ˈnegligently adverb

negligent

a. negligente, descuidado-a.

negligent

adj negligente
References in classic literature ?
He was listening, with a good-humored, negligent air, half comic, half contemptuous, to Haley, who was very volubly expatiating on the quality of the article for which they were bargaining.
Where a man does his best with only moderate powers, he will have the advantage over negligent superiority.
I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
They both promised fair to grow up as rude as savages; the young master being entirely negligent how they behaved, and what they did, so they kept clear of him.
She rose and paced the room with the noiseless, negligent grace of a wild creature of the forest in its cage.
Carton's negligent recklessness of manner came powerfully in aid of his quickness and skill, in such a business as be had in his secret mind, and with such a man as he had to do with.
Spenlow, 'having experience of what we see, in the Commons here, every day, of the various unaccountable and negligent proceedings of men, in respect of their testamentary arrangements - of all subjects, the one on which perhaps the strangest revelations of human inconsistency are to be met with - but that mine are made?
There were as yet no tidings of Gurth and his charge, which should long since have been driven home from the forest and such was the insecurity of the period, as to render it probable that the delay might be explained by some depreciation of the outlaws, with whom the adjacent forest abounded, or by the violence of some neighbouring baron, whose consciousness of strength made him equally negligent of the laws of property.
Faults or crimes," responded Monte Cristo with a negligent air.
His family knew him to be, on all common occasions, a most negligent and dilatory correspondent; but at such a time they had hoped for exertion.
Considering themselves out of all danger in this sequestered spot from their old enemies, the Blackfeet, their encampment manifested the most negligent security.
Tommy, who was of a susceptible disposition, and very fond of his mother, and who had, besides, eaten so many cherries as to have his feelings less under command than usual, was so affected by the dreadful picture she had made of the possible future that he began to cry; and the good-natured father, indulgent to all weaknesses but those of negligent farmers, said to Hetty, "You'd better take the things off again, my lass; it hurts your aunt to see 'em.