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negligent

neg·li·gent

negligent

 
 
pronunciation:
ne glih jnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: guilty of neglecting, or tending to neglect.
negligent in the performance of his duties
synonyms:
careless, delinquent, derelict, forgetful, inadvertent, inattentive, remiss, slack
antonyms:
attentive
similar words:
irresponsible, lax, neglectful, oblivious, perfunctory, truant
definition 2: careless or casual.
a negligent wave of the hand
synonyms:
careless, casual, indifferent, nonchalant, perfunctory, unconcerned
antonyms:
calculated, determined, religious, resolute
similar words:
cavalier, cursory, heedless, offhand, slack, thoughtless, unthinking
derivation: negligently (adv.)
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