Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “negligence”

See all translations

negligence

noun [U] uk   /ˈneɡ.lɪ.dʒəns/ us  
C2 the fact of not giving enough care or attention to someone or something: medical negligence
Translations of “negligence”
in Korean 태만…
in Arabic إهمال…
in French négligence…
in Turkish ihmalkârlık, dikkatsizlik…
in Italian negligenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疏忽,過失…
in Russian халатность, небрежность…
in Polish zaniedbanie…
in Spanish descuido, negligencia…
in Portuguese negligência, descuido…
in German die Nachlässigkeit…
in Catalan negligència…
in Japanese 不注意, 怠慢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疏忽,过失…
(Definition of negligence from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of negligence?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “negligence”

Definitions of “negligence” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More