negligent


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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 ?
The book is weak on anti-aircraft guns, for example, and still more negligent of submarines.
James Harthouse, happening to catch Tom's eye, remarked that he drank nothing, and filled his glass with his own negligent hand.
You will be eager, I know, to hear something further of Frederica, and perhaps may think me negligent for not writing before.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.
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.
On her father, her confidence had not been sanguine, but he was more negligent of his family, his habits were worse, and his manners coarser, than she had been prepared for.
On the bed, in a negligent attitude, sat Pierrat Torterue, the official torturer.
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.
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.
He felt himself riding over the hills in the breezy autumn days, looking after favourite plans of drainage and enclosure; then admired on sombre mornings as the best rider on the best horse in the hunt; spoken well of on market-days as a first-rate landlord; by and by making speeches at election dinners, and showing a wonderful knowledge of agriculture; the patron of new ploughs and drills, the severe upbraider of negligent landowners, and withal a jolly fellow that everybody must like--happy faces greeting him everywhere on his own estate, and the neighbouring families on the best terms with him.
I shall excuse you nothing on the plea of being my brother; if I find you stupid, negligent, dissipated, idle, or possessed of any faults detrimental to the interests of the house, I shall dismiss you as I would any other clerk.
I have been very negligent -- but are you now at leisure to satisfy me in these particulars?