guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials.
lazily careless; offhand: a negligent wave of his manicured hand.

1350–1400; Middle English, variant of necligent < Latin negligent-, necligent-, stem of negligēns, present participle of negligere, variant of neglegere to neglect; see -ent

negligently, adverb
nonnegligent, adjective
nonnegligently, adverb
overnegligent, adjective
overnegligently, adverb
prenegligent, adjective
quasi-negligent, adjective
supernegligent, adjective
supernegligently, adverb
unnegligent, adjective

1. neglectful. Unabridged
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negligent (ˈnɛɡlɪdʒənt)
1.  habitually neglecting duties, responsibilities, etc; lacking attention, care, or concern; neglectful
2.  careless or nonchalant

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Word Origin & History

late 14c.; see negligence. Related: Negligently.
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Example sentences
And he has blamed the bank both for failing to cut interest rates and for negligently letting the euro appreciate.
Whether a doctor acted negligently is a question of fact to be determined by a jury.
He was convicted of negligently discharging his weapon.
The biggest part of that is keeping people from intentionally or negligently harming each other.
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