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negligent

[neg-li-juhnt]
adjective
1.
guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials.
2.
lazily careless; offhand: a negligent wave of his manicured hand.

Origin:
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.
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negligent (ˈnɛɡlɪdʒənt)
 
adj
1.  habitually neglecting duties, responsibilities, etc; lacking attention, care, or concern; neglectful
2.  careless or nonchalant
 
'negligently
 
adv

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negligent
late 14c.; see negligence. Related: Negligently.
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