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noun as in carelessness

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A number of other lawsuits, including a negligence suit against the EPA, are still pending.

Certainly, reports of sloppiness and negligence have surfaced.

He is the author of the new book Science Fictions, which documents how fraud, bias, negligence, and hype are rife in science.

That story led to state lawmakers passing a law cracking down on vaccine exemptions, and Zandvliet being put on probation by the Medical Board for gross negligence.

She was placed on professional probation by the Medical Board for gross negligence in a case involving vaccines and cannot write vaccine exemptions for three years.

Sully decides to face the truth of what his negligence has sown.

When it comes to the practice of democracy, Americans now have few illusions about our own incompetence, division, and negligence.

If convicted of negligence in this case, Lagarde could face a year in jail and a fine up to €15,000 ($20,000).

The office should not be able to treat a matter of such importance with such negligence without any redress.

Yes, Klein was an actual victim of documented abuse, whereas the only crime against Victoria was familial negligence.

Having done this, the proof of negligence or want of care is thrown on the bailor.

The bailor is not responsible generally for any negligence of the hirer in operating the car.

Yet it is liable for ordinary negligence in protecting passengers from loss by theft.

Street railways are constantly sued by passengers who are injured through the negligence of its officials.

The court found Byng guilty of negligence in not having done his utmost in the endeavour to relieve Minorca.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to negligence, such as: disregard, failure, laxity, neglect, oversight, and forgetfulness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.