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Synonyms for negligent
ˈnɛg lɪ dʒəntneg·li·gent

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. negligentadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. negligentadjective

    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. Danny Cevallos:

    They're going to be anything in the spectrum of murder, manslaughter (or) negligent homicide.

  2. Joan Fleming:

    It's a life. It's a rape, if we hadn't been negligent in letting them in here, it wouldn't have happened.

  3. Michael Knowles:

    To blame the workers for the outcomes, as if we are negligent, is wrong.

  4. 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.

  5. Elaine Mazzotta:

    The way this has been handled by the state is totally irresponsible, negligent and stupid, they knew better. They shouldnt have sent these people into nursing homes.


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