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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  negligent 
  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" 




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