negligent definition

  • adjective:
    • described as or inclined to neglect, specifically habitually.
    • described as reckless convenience or informality; casual.
    • Law Guilty of neglect.
    • Careless, without proper or adequate interest.
    • Culpable considering neglect.
    • likely to neglect; customarily neglectful; described as negligence; reckless; heedless; culpably careless; showing decreased interest.
    • described as neglect and excessive decreased issue
  • others:
    • described as neglect or by neglectful practices; neglectful; reckless; heedless; apt or familiar with omit what should be done, or even to take action in a careless or heedless fashion: accompanied by of if the item of the negligence is specified: as, a negligent guy; a person negligent of his tasks.
    • Indicative of easy indifference or of neglect of conventionalities.
    • Synonyms Negligent, Neglectful, Remiss, Heedless, Thoughtless. inattentive, irrespective, indifferent, slack. For the very first five terms, remiss could be the weakest; it specially relates to failure to attend to something considered responsibility. Negligent is usually placed on inattention to things, neglectful to inattention to people. Neglectful, by derivation, is more powerful than negligent, although distinction is really tiny. Heedless, thoughtless, etc., indicate not enough heed, care, attention, believed, etc., in which these are typically needed or because of. All these terms may apply to a certain celebration of failure, or indicate a practice or a trait of character; because, he is really heedless. See neglect, v., and neglect.

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