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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)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "negligence":

    neglect, carelessness, negligent, malpractice, omission, neglected, nonchalance

How to pronounce negligence?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7516slight
#9297malpractice
#10114oversight
#11158neglect
#12928negligence
#14587neglected
#17829omission
#18414disregard
#25345indifference
#25698negligent
#34727scorn
#36196disrespect
#57236carelessness
#75377inattention
#79183disuse
#139042sloppiness
#153574nonperformance
#158236nonchalance
#168211slackness
#175027inadvertence
#186849thoughtlessness
#271402heedlessness

How to use negligence in a sentence?

  1. Mohammad Shah Alam:

    Whether it is intentional or negligence, we are trying to find out.

  2. Panudech Sukvong:

    We will be gathering witnesses, documents and we'll be investigating further to see who else might be involved in this negligence.

  3. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz:

    On her watch, whether through negligence or incompetence, millions of Americans lost their privacy and personal data.

  4. Carlos Nieto:

    It was due to negligence by authorities in not having adequate prison conditions.

  5. Najib Balala:

    We are working on improving our surveillance using technology because also humans can be a factor in poaching and also in negligence, so we are not concentrating on increasing the numbers, we are concentrating on using technology to manage wildlife, both inside and outside the national parks.


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