Definition of negligent in English:

negligent

Syllabification: neg·li·gent
Pronunciation: /ˈnegləjənt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

negligently

adverb
More example sentences
  • The defendants negligently told the plaintiffs that X was much wealthier than in fact he was.
  • Driving is a lawful act which becomes unlawful when performed negligently.
  • Your Honour, a professional giving evidence in a court of law and who gives evidence which is negligently given, is not subject to a remedy.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin negligent- 'disregarding', from the verb negligere (variant of neglegere 'disregard, slight': see neglect).

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