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negligentadjective

us   /ˈneɡ·lɪ·dʒənt/
failing to be careful enough or to give enough attention to your responsibilities, 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 repairing leaks that ruined her rugs.
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negligentadjective

uk   /ˈneɡlɪdʒənt/ us   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 court ruled that the company was negligent in manufacturing, selling, and testing its product. criminally/grossly negligent
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