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negligence

[ neg-li-juh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF negligence

Synonyms for negligence

  • disregard
  • failure
  • laxity
  • neglect
  • oversight
  • forgetfulness
  • heedlessness
  • inattention
  • inattentiveness
  • laxness
  • neglectfulness
  • thoughtlessness
  • unpreparedness
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Antonyms for negligence

  • accomplishment
  • achievement
  • attention
  • care
  • regard
  • respect
  • success
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEGLIGENCE

The Athenian generals did not fail to take advantage of this negligence.

His negligence on the other hand has been too conspicuous in the affair of Cn.

The charm of that style consists in the negligence with which the paint is applied.

He instantly summoned the servants, and took them to task for their negligence.

But the Vice Consul, by his negligence, prolonged our misfortunes.

Unfaithfulness and negligence are condemned and punished in both.

He accused himself of negligence in letting it be a moment away from him.

To you, who to-day are young, negligence no longer is possible.

I am lucky, however, in finding a companion in my negligence.

The freshness of her appearance is a satire on the negligence of yours.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French negligence "negligence, sloth; injury, injustice" (12c.), and directly from Latin neclegentia, neglegentia "carelessness, heedlessness, neglect," from neglegentem (nominative neglegens) "heedless, careless, unconcerned," present participle of neglegere "to neglect" (see neglect (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NEGLIGENCE

carelessness

noununconcern
  • disregard
  • haphazardness
  • heedlessness
  • inattention
  • neglect
  • neglectfulness
  • negligence
  • nonchalance
  • rashness
  • sloppiness
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