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negligence

noun [U] uk   /ˈneɡ.lɪ.dʒəns/ us  
C2 the fact of not giving enough care or attention to someone or something: My mother accuses me of negligence unless I phone her every day. medical negligenceNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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