Definitions for negligentˈnɛg lɪ dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neg•li•gentˈnɛg lɪ dʒənt(adj.)

  1. guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty:

    negligent officials.

  2. careless and indifferent; offhand:

    a negligent shrug.

Origin of negligent:

1350–1400; ME < L negligent-, s. of negligēns, prp. of negligere, neglegere to neglect


Princeton's WordNet

  1. negligent(adj)

    characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

    "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"


  1. negligent(Adjective)

    Careless, without appropriate or sufficient attention.

  2. negligent(Adjective)

    Culpable due to negligence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negligent(adj)

    apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterized by negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent order

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