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ˈnɛg lɪ dʒəntneg·li·gent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.3 / 3 votes

  1. negligent

    As regards mental action, absorbed, abstracted, and preoccupied refer to the cause, absent or absent-minded to the effect. The man absorbed in one thing will appear absent in others. A preoccupied person may seem listless and thoughtless, but the really listless and thoughtless have not mental energy to be preoccupied. The absent-minded man is oblivious of ordinary matters, because his thoughts are elsewhere. One who is preoccupied is intensely busy in thought; one may be absent-minded either through intense concentration or simply through inattention, with fitful and aimless wandering of thought. Compare ABSTRACT.

    Synonyms:
    absent, absent-minded, absorbed, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, listless, oblivious, preoccupied, thoughtless

    Antonyms:
    alert, attentive, on hand, prompt, ready, thoughtful, wide-awake

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 3 votes

  1. negligentadjective

    characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

    "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"

    Antonyms:
    sedulous, hardworking, diligent, industrious, untiring, assiduous, tireless

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. negligentadjective

    Synonyms:
    careless (habitually), thoughtless, heedless, remiss, regardless, inattentive, neglectful

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  1. negligentadjective

    Synonyms:
    neglectful, heedless, indifferent, slack, remiss, regardless, slothful, derelict, inattentive, careless

    Antonyms:
    careful, attentive, heedful

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "negligent":

    remiss, neglectful, careless, negligence, nonchalant, neglect, sloppy, lax, reckless

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How to use negligent in a sentence?

  1. Mark Milley:

    We would have been culpably negligent to the American people had we not made the decision we made.

  2. Ferdinand Topacio:

    If she had any fault, she was negligent and she was naive.

  3. Catherine Lerer:

    We are going to argue that the user agreements are not enforceable because the scooter companies have been grossly negligent, we feel confident that we're going to be able to defeat the user agreement.

  4. Catherine Sharkey:

    They only give limited protections, so they never would protect against, for example, gross negligence or recklessness, one could argue that holding a large public gathering that will draw people together in a context in which they're not able to do social distancing or follow the directive of the CDC, et cetera. One could argue that is grossly negligent.

  5. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    The alternative to this agreement would not be a 'time-out' from the euro ... but, rather, predictable chaos, we would be grossly negligent, and acting irresponsibly, if we didn't at least attempt this way.


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