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NEGLIGENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does negligent mean? 

NEGLIGENT (adjective)
  The adjective NEGLIGENT has 2 senses:

1. characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern
2. marked by insufficient care or attention

  Familiarity information: NEGLIGENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEGLIGENT (adjective)


Sense 1negligent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

Context examples:

negligent parents / negligent of detail / negligent in his correspondence

Similar:

delinquent; derelict; neglectful; remiss (failing in what duty requires)

lax; slack (lacking in rigor or strictness)

hit-and-run (involving a driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident)

inattentive; neglectful (not showing due care or attention)

Also:

inattentive (showing a lack of attention or care)

careless (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful)

Antonym:

diligent (characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks)


Sense 2negligent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by insufficient care or attention

Context examples:

a negligent housekeeper / negligent about personal cleanliness

Similar:

careless (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful)


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