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Synonyms for negligent
ˈnɛg lɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negligent(adj)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. negligent(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. negligent(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    careful, attentive, heedful

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How to use negligent in a sentence?

  1. Belina Seare:

    Up until this point, I have been refused appropriate security and due to the negligent response of the campus police, I know my safety is not a priority.

  2. Grafton Thomas:

    Of course, law enforcement is going to look for similarities, youd be negligent if you didnt look.

  3. Yolanda Fernandez:

    It’s legal to fire in your backyard as long as you don’t do so in a reckless or negligent manner.

  4. 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.

  5. Hillary Clinton on Friday:

    The fight against the NRA should be led by a new organization of gun owners, there is really no other industry in America that has this kind of blanket permission to be reckless to be negligent.

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