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Synonyms for negligence
ˈnɛg lɪ dʒənsneg·li·gence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.4 / 5 votes

  1. negligence

    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.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, default, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Preposition:
    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Princeton's WordNet2.2 / 5 votes

  1. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformancenoun

    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, disuse, neglect, neglectfulness, nonperformance, disregard, sloppiness

  2. negligence, neglect, neglectfulnessnoun

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

    Synonyms:
    neglectfulness, carelessness, disuse, neglect, disregard, nonperformance

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. negligencenoun

    Synonyms:
    NEGLECT, carelessness, thoughtlessness, remissness, heedlessness, disregard, inattention, LACHES

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.5 / 2 votes

  1. negligencenoun

    Synonyms:
    neglect, remissness, oversight, heedlessness, laches (Law)

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How to use negligence in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte:

    Clearly such a decision must be founded on a technical and juridical assessment of whether the concessionaire breached its obligations, at the stage of the analysis we have reached, I can say that it is evident someone made mistakes and is responsible for serious and unforgivable acts of negligence.

  2. The IADP:

    The IADP finds that the athlete has established no significant fault or negligence as she was given tablets by her guardian and had no intention to cheat in her In-Competition sprint event on June 21, 2019, the IADP recommends that the athlete undergoes another education program on Anti-Doping In Sports Rules.

  3. Terry Rutledge:

    I cannot put any blame on my daughter-in-law because I know her, the training she's had ... I don't take it lightly ... I cannot put any negligence on her part. It was a terrible accident.

  4. Larry Hamermesh:

    What seems to be pushing the litigation is it is increasingly hard to find gross negligence on the part of the board.

  5. Michael Duff:

    It's never the law. It's somebody's idea of the way things would work. Even if you've signed a contract that says,' I understand I'm waiving my right to judicial relief.' Some states honor that, and there are other states in which you can not waive negligence that easily, you would literally have to go state by state to figure out : Is it really this easy to waive liability ?


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