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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)

Synonym: Careles, heedless, neglectful, regardless, thoughtless, indifferent, inattentive, remiss.

Origin: F. Negligent, L. Negligens, Of negligere. See Neglect.