negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance(noun)
failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
the quality of not being careful or taking pains
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.
See synonyms for CARE.
default, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness
Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.
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How to use carelessness in a sentence?
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
When one writes and speaks, in a wrong structure of grammar, due to lack of knowledge or carelessness; it defines as a Grammatical Mistake. Conversely, if one composes and types, in a wrong discipline of grammar, it elucidates as a Grammatical Error.
When one writes and speaks, in a wrong structure of grammar, due to lack of knowledge or carelessness; it defines as a Grammatical Mistake. Conversely, if one composes and types, in a wrong discipline of grammar; it elucidates as a Grammatical Error.
That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was, holding us together.
They do not leave home without American Express. ... Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight.
Translations for carelessness
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- lehkomyslnost, nedbalostCzech
- Unvorsichtigkeit, LeichtsinnGerman
- malzorgeco, senzorgecoEsperanto
- negligencia, imprudencia, descuidoSpanish
- incurie, négligenceFrench
- onoplettendheid, onvoorzichtigheid, achteloosheidDutch
- беззаботность, легкомыслие, легкомысленностьRussian
- nèbriga, nȅmārSerbo-Croatian
- oaktsamhet, vårdslöshetSwedish
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