HyperDic: negligence

English > 2 senses of the word negligence:
NOUNactnegligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformancefailure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
attributenegligence, neglect, neglectfulnessthe trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
negligence > pronunciation
Soundsneh'glahjhahns; neh'glihjhahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > negligence: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningfailure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.
Synonymscarelessness, neglect, nonperformance
Narrowercomparative negligence(law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
concurrent negligence(law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently
contributory negligence(law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence
criminal negligence, culpable negligence(law) recklessly acting without reasonable / reasonable / reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
derelictionWillful negligence
evasion, escape, dodgingnonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
neglect of duty(law) breach of a duty
Broadernonaccomplishment, nonachievementAn act that does not achieve its intended goal
Spanishdejadez, desamparo, descuido, desidia, despreocupación, incuria, negligencia
Catalandeixadesa, desídia, despreocupació, incúria, negligència
English > negligence: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern.
Synonymsneglect, neglectfulness
Narrowerdelinquency, dereliction, willful neglectA tendency to be negligent and uncaring
laxness, laxity, remissness, slacknessThe quality of being lax and neglectful
Broadercarelessness, sloppinessThe quality of not being careful or taking pains
Adjectivesnegligentcharacterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

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