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NEGLIGENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does negligence mean? 

NEGLIGENCE (noun)
  The noun NEGLIGENCE has 2 senses:

1. failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
2. the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

  Familiarity information: NEGLIGENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEGLIGENCE (noun)


Sense 1negligence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

negligence; nonperformance; carelessness; neglect

Hypernyms ("negligence" is a kind of...):

nonaccomplishment; nonachievement (an act that does not achieve its intended goal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "negligence"):

dereliction (willful negligence)

comparative negligence ((law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff)

concurrent negligence ((law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately)

contributory negligence ((law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence)

criminal negligence; culpable negligence ((law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences))

neglect of duty ((law) breach of a duty)

dodging; escape; evasion (nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do)


Sense 2negligence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

neglectfulness; negligence; neglect

Hypernyms ("negligence" is a kind of...):

carelessness; sloppiness (the quality of not being careful or taking pains)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "negligence"):

delinquency; dereliction; willful neglect (a tendency to be negligent and uncaring)

laxity; laxness; remissness; slackness (the quality of being lax and neglectful)


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