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negligence

neg·li·gence

negligence

 
 
pronunciation:
ne glih jns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: disregard of, omission of, or failure to do something necessary; carelessness or neglect, esp. when it is habitual.
Because of the owner's negligence, the dog suffered from untreated infections.
synonyms:
carelessness, dereliction, irresponsibility, neglect, remissness
similar words:
evasion, inattention, indifference, truancy
definition 2: in law, the failure to exercise reasonable care.
synonyms:
malpractice
similar words:
fault, lapse, malfeasance, misconduct
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