Definitions for: Negligent


[adj] marked by insufficient care or attention; "a negligent housekeeper"; "negligent about personal cleanliness"
[adj] characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"



Webster (1913) Definition: Neg"li*gent, a. [F. n['e]gligent, L. negligens,p.
pr. of negligere. See Neglect.]
Apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterized by
negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing
lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent order. ``Be thou
negligent of fame.'' --Swift.

He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far
from being poor. --Rambler.

Syn: Careles; heedless; neglectful; regardless; thoughtless;
indifferent; inattentive; remiss.

Synonyms: careless, delinquent, derelict, hit-and-run(a), inattentive, lax, neglectful, remiss, slack

Antonyms: diligent

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