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Meaning of NEGLIGENT

Pronunciation:  'neglijunt

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

NEGLIGENT is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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