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Synonyms for negligence
ˈnɛg lɪ dʒənsneg·li·gence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. negligencenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. negligencenoun

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

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#168211slackness
#175027inadvertence
#186849thoughtlessness
#271402heedlessness

How to use negligence in a sentence?

  1. Rachel Fiset:

    At this point, any type of criminal negligence will be fully examined as it relates to all involved, however, as it appears now [Zachry] is most likely to serve only as a witness of this horrific incident and not face charges.

  2. Jennifer Connell:

    The injuries, losses and harm to the plaintiff were caused by the negligence and carelessness of the minor defendant in that a reasonable eight year old under those circumstances would know or should have known that a forceful greeting such as the one delivered by the defendant could cause the harms and losses suffered by the plaintiff.

  3. John Ribbands:

    This is going be identical to MH370 and MH17 in the sense there are standard minimum insurance obligations which all carriers have to have, but if negligence can be demonstrated the sky's the limit in terms of claims.

  4. Attorney Mary Alexander:

    As a result of the horrific, gross negligence of the defendants in this case, these two young people have lost their lives, they had every gift but the gift of time.

  5. Ivan Alcantara:

    So many people are coming forward with allegations, did she sue, like the couple from Colorado? Were not going to address every single story that people tell about getting sick at Bahia Principe hotels. Well address them in a legal arena when someone sues, like the Colorado couple did. The litigation process will try to find if there was negligence on the part of the hotel, and then a judge would have to make a decision.


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