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negligent Explained

negligent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


negligent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: Latin, present participle of negligere; NEGLECT1]//
1 not taking enough care over something that you are responsible for, with the result that serious mistakes are made: irresponsible// → responsible// negligent in (doing) sth// --The report stated that Dr Brady had been negligent in not giving the patient a full examination.// --Mr Brown was found guilty of negligent driving.//
2 literary a negligent manner or way of dressing is careless, but in a pleasantly relaxed way: --He gave a negligent shrug.// -- negligently adv //

négligent at French => English Of Explained:


negligent at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

170 Moby Thesaurus words for "negligent":
apathetic, approximate, approximative, ataractic, beat-up,
bedraggled, behindhand, blase, blowzy, botched, bungled, butchered,
careless, casual, chintzy, culpably negligent, delinquent,
derelict, devil-may-care, dilapidated, disinterested,
dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, distrait,
drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, easy, easygoing, feckless,
frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, fumbled, grasshopper, grubby,
happy-go-lucky, heedless, ill-advised, ill-considered,
ill-contrived, ill-devised, ill-done, ill-executed, ill-managed,
impolitic, impotent, imprecise, improvident, in rags, inaccurate,
inadvertent, inattentive, inconsiderate, inconstant, incorrect,
incurious, indifferent, inexact, inexcitable, informal,
inobservant, insouciant, lackadaisical, laissez-faire, lax,
lenient, listless, loose, lumpen, messy, mindless, misconducted,
misdirected, misguided, mismanaged, muffed, murdered, mussy,
neglectful, neglecting, nonadherent, nonchalant, noncompliant,
nonconforming, noninterfering, nonobservant, nonrestrictive,
off-guard, out of line, out of plumb, out of square, out of true,
overindulgent, overly permissive, overpermissive, perfunctory,
permissive, pococurante, poky, procrastinating, ragged, raggedy,
reckless, regardless, relaxed, remiss, ruinous, scamping, scraggly,
seedy, shabby, shiftless, shoddy, skimping, slack, slatternly,
slighting, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, slurring, sluttish, soft,
sordid, spoiled, squalid, tacky, tattered, thoughtless, thriftless,
turned-off, unanxious, uncircumspect, uncompliant, unconcerned,
unconforming, undiscriminating, uneconomical, unfactual,
unfaithful, unguarded, unheedful, unheeding, uninterested, unkempt,
unloyal, unmarking, unmindful, unneat, unnoticing, unnoting,
unobservant, unobserving, unprecise, unproviding, unremarking,
unrestrained, unrigorous, unsightly, unsolicitous, unthinking,
unthrifty, untidy, untrue, unwary, unwatchful, weak

négligent at French => English Of Explained:

négligent [negliʒ]
careless, neglectful, negligent, remiss
careless, neglectful, negligent, remiss

negligent at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Neglect): be negligent, take no care of, neglect, let slip, let go, lose sight of, overlook, disregard, pass over, take no note of.

[ADJ] (Neglect): neglecting, unmindful, negligent, neglectful, heedless, careless, thoughtless, perfunctory, remiss, inconsiderate, inactive, disorderly, sloppy, inexact, erroneous, improvident, neglected, unheeded, uncared-for.

negligent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (formal or law) failing to give sb/sth enough care or attention, especially when this has serious results:
The school had been negligent in not informing the child's parents about the incident. * grossly negligent
2 (literary) (of a person or their manner) relaxed; not formal or awkward
He waved his hand in a negligent gesture. * her negligent grace
negligently adverb:
The defendant drove negligently and hit a lamp post. * She was leaning negligently against the wall.

Negligent at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Negligent \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.

negligent at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern;
"negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent
in his correspondence" [ant: {diligent}]
2: marked by insufficient care or attention; "a negligent
housekeeper"; "negligent about personal cleanliness"

negligent at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛɡ.lɪ.dʒənt/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-negligent.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Careless, without appropriate or sufficient attention.
    1. Inter: context » legal Culpable due to negligence.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:careless -


      Inter: trans-top » careless

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|negligent
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nedbalý|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|nalatig, Inter: t- » nl|onachtzaam
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|huoleton
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|distrait|m, Inter: t+ » fr|distraite|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|nachlässig

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αμελής|m|f|tr=amelís|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|רשלן|m|tr=rashlan
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hanyag
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|небрежный|tr=nebréžnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|нерадивый|tr=neradívyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negligente
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ihmalci, Inter: t- » tr|ihmalkar|alt=ihmalkâr, Inter: t+ » tr|umursamaz

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » culpable due to negligence
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|negligent
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nedbalý|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|nalatig
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|piittaamaton
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négligent|m, Inter: t+ » fr|négligente|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|fahrlässig
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αμελής|m|f|tr=amelís|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gondatlan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|халатный|tr=xalátnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|negligente

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * negligence



    Inter: la-verb-form » negligent
  • Inter: conjugation of » negligo|negligō|3|p|fut|act|ind|lang=la

  • Translation: et » negligent
    Translation: fa » negligent
    Translation: fr » negligent
    Translation: ko » negligent
    Translation: io » negligent
    Translation: kn » negligent
    Translation: hu » negligent
    Translation: mg » negligent
    Translation: ml » negligent
    Translation: my » negligent
    Translation: pl » negligent
    Translation: sv » negligent
    Translation: ta » negligent
    Translation: te » negligent
    Translation: vi » negligent
    Translation: zh » negligent

    négligent at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » negligent



    * Inter: IPA » /ne.ɡliʒɑ̃/|lang=fr
  • Inter: audio » Fr-négligent.ogg|négligent


    Inter: fr-adj » sort=negligent

  • negligent (culpable due to negligence)

    Related terms

    * négliger

  • Translation: el » négligent
    Translation: fr » négligent
    Translation: ko » négligent
    Translation: io » négligent
    Translation: hu » négligent
    Translation: mg » négligent
    Translation: fi » négligent
    Translation: vi » négligent