apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterised by negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent order. Be thou negligent of fame. He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor. (Rambler)
Origin: F. Negligent, L. Negligens,p.pr. Of negligere. See Neglect.