negligent

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Negligent \Neg"li*gent\, adjective [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

negligent

adjective

1: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence" [ant: {diligent}]


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