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Synonyms for negligence
ˈnɛg lɪ dʒəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance(noun)

    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, neglectfulness(noun)

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. negligence(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. negligence(n)

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

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How to use negligence in a sentence?

  1. David Mamet:

    The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.

  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. Hassan Saleh:

    The government's negligence toward us has created bitterness among the volunteer fighters risking their lives in order to protect the country, we did not receive any salary, while the government is continuing to pay the salaries of the soldiers and the policemen who abandoned their positions without fighting in June.

  4. Bob Goodlatte:

    I leave it to others to conclude whether ‘extremely careless’ and ‘gross negligence’ [are] the same thing.

  5. Prashant Agarwal:

    In our day to day life we go through various activities which may involve high work pressure and high workload and as per us, we feel that this burden of work is resulting in causing frustration. Though we don't realize that it is not the workload which causes this frustration and annoyance but rather it is our negligence in the proper management of that work. If you avoid mismanagement of your work and duties you are likely to face frustration, annoyance, and grievance much lesser.

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