Translation of negligent in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈneglɪdʒənt/


  • 1.1 (careless) negligente the judge found that he had been negligent el juez declaró que había sido negligente she was negligent about informing the authorities faltó a su deber de informar a las autoridades
    More example sentences
    • They would still be liable at common law for negligent installation or maintenance.
    • It is difficult for the claimant to say that the defendant was negligent in not seeing him, if he had not seen the defendant.
    • The judge held that the defendants were negligent and in breach of statutory duty and the claim was not statute barred.
    1.2 (nonchalant) [literary/literario] despreocupado

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.