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English definition of “negligent”

negligent

adjective     /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.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant negligently     /-li/ adverb Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
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