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"negligent" in British English

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negligentadjective

uk   /ˈneɡ.lɪ.dʒənt/  us   /ˈneɡ.lə.dʒənt/
(Definition of negligent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"negligent" in American English

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negligentadjective

 us   /ˈneɡ·lɪ·dʒənt/
failing to be ​careful enough or to give enough ​attention to ​yourresponsibilities, esp. when this ​results in ​harm or ​loss to ​others
negligence
noun [U]  us   /ˈneɡ·lə·dʒəns/
She ​charged her ​landlord with negligence for not ​repairingleaks that ​ruined her ​rugs.
(Definition of negligent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"negligent" in Business English

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negligentadjective

uk   us   /ˈneɡlɪdʒənt/ LAW
not giving enough ​care or ​attention to someone or something that you are ​responsible for: It was necessary to prove that the ​manager had been negligent.be negligent in (doing) sth The ​courtruled that the ​company was negligent in ​manufacturing, ​selling, and ​testing its ​product. criminally/grossly negligent
(Definition of negligent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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