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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce negligent?

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How to use negligent in a sentence?

  1. Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma:

    It will be negligent of the government to undo what we did. We applied our minds when coming up with the new rates and can't just change because of an outcry.

  2. 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.

  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. Scott Burris:

    If it was a case where someone was well known to have a rich sex life, there would be an argument that (the plaintiff) too was negligent in not insisting upon protection, or that they had assumed the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

  5. Lee Merritt:

    We were disappointed about the charges themselves. They moved forward on negligent criminal homicide, we were both surprised and relieved to see charges going forward at all. It's been well past the normal time, well over a year since the incident happened. It caught us off guard, but it was a welcome relief.


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