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Meaning of “negligent” in the English Dictionary

(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)
Translations of “negligent”
in Arabic مُهمِل…
in Korean 무관심한…
in Portuguese negligente, descuidado…
in Catalan negligent…
in Japanese 怠慢な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疏忽的,失职的…
in Turkish ihmalkâr, dikkatsiz…
in Russian относящийся к чему-либо халатно, небрежно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疏忽的,失職的…
in Italian negligente…
in Polish niedbały, zaniedbujący obowiązki…
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