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negligentadjective

uk   us   /ˈneɡ.lɪ.dʒənt/
C2 not being careful or giving enough attention to people or things that are your responsibility: The judge said that the teacher had been negligent in allowing the children to swim in dangerous water.
negligently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “negligent”
in Korean 무관심한…
in Arabic مُهمِل…
in Portuguese negligente, descuidado…
in Catalan negligent…
in Japanese 怠慢な…
in Italian negligente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疏忽的,失職的…
in Russian относящийся к чему-либо халатно, небрежно…
in Turkish ihmalkâr, dikkatsiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疏忽的,失职的…
in Polish niedbały, zaniedbujący obowiązki…
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