negligent

  • 1négligent — négligent, ente [ negliʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1190; lat. negligens ♦ Qui fait preuve de négligence. ⇒ inattentif. Employé négligent qui mélange deux dossiers. Campeur négligent qui n éteint pas son feu. Jeter un coup d œil négligent. ♢ Subst. « ne me… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2negligent — neg·li·gent / ne gli jənt/ adj: marked by, given to, or produced by negligence a negligent act the defendant was negligent neg·li·gent·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3negligent — neg‧li‧gent [ˈneglɪdʒnt] adjective LAW not taking enough care over something that you are responsible for: • The products were defective due to the manufacturer s negligent workmanship. negligent in • The airline was negligent in allowing a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4negligent — Negligent, Negligens, Incuriosus, Indiligens, Oscitans, Somniculosus. Il est trop negligent de son profit, Ab re est remissior, Budaeus ex Terent. Negligent en ses affaires et endormi, Dormitator. Estre negligent et paresseux en quelque affaire,… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 5négligent — négligent, ente (né gli jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a de la négligence. Un intendant négligent. •   Tandis que les prophètes [en Judée] ont été pour maintenir la loi, le peuple a été négligent ; mais, depuis qu il n y a plus eu de prophètes, le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6negligent — negligent, neglectful, lax, slack, remiss are comparable when applied to persons, their ways of working or acting, and the results of their work or activities with the meaning culpably careless or manifesting such carelessness. Negligent implies… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7negligent — Negligent, [neglig]ente. adj. Nonchalant, qui n a pas le soin qu il devroit avoir. Je ne vis jamais homme plus negligent. faut il estre si negligent? il est negligent en tout, negligent en ses affaires …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8Negligent — Neg li*gent, a. [F. n[ e]gligent, L. negligens,p. pr. of negligere. See {Neglect}.] Apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterized by negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9negligent — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. negligent careless, negligent (13c.) or directly from L. negligentem heedless, careless, unconcerned (see NEGLIGENCE (Cf. negligence)). Related: Negligently …

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  • 10negligent — [neg′lə jənt] adj. [ME < OFr négligent < L negligens, prp. of negligere: see NEGLECT] 1. habitually failing to do the required thing; neglectful 2. careless, lax, inattentive, or indifferent SYN. REMISS negligently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 11negligent — [adj] careless, indifferent asleep at switch*, behindhand, cursory, delinquent, derelict, discinct, disregardful, forgetful, heedless, inadvertent, inattentive, inconsiderate, incurious, lax, neglectful, nonchalant, offhand, regardless, remiss,… …

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  • 12NÉGLIGENT — ENTE. adj. Qui n a pas les soins qu il devrait avoir. Je ne vis jamais homme plus négligent. Peut on être si négligent ? Il est négligent en tout. Négligent en affaires. Cet écolier est le plus négligent de sa classe.   Il se prend… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13negligent — [[t]ne̱glɪʤ(ə)nt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If someone in a position of responsibility is negligent, they do not do something which they ought to do. The jury determined that the airline was negligent in training and supervising the crew... The Council… …

    English dictionary

  • 14negligent — neg|li|gent [ˈneglıdʒənt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin, present participle of negligere; NEGLECT1] 1.) not taking enough care over something that you are responsible for, with the result that serious mistakes are made =… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15negligent — adj. 1) grossly negligent 2) negligent about; in * * * [ neglɪdʒ(ə)nt] in grossly negligent negligent about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16negligent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French, from Latin neglegent , neglegens, present participle of neglegere Date: 14th century 1. a. marked by or given to neglect especially habitually or culpably b. failing to …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17negligent — negligently, adv. /neg li jeuhnt/, adj. 1. guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials. 2. lazily careless; offhand: a negligent wave of his manicured hand. [1350 1400; ME, var. of necligent < L negligent , necligent ,&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 18negligent — adj. (law) VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ grossly ▪ criminally PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 19negligent — adjective 1 not taking enough care over something that you are responsible for, with the result that serious mistakes are made: The report stated that Dr Brady had been negligent in not giving the patient a full examination. 2 a negligent manner&#8230; …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20negligent — neg•li•gent [[t]ˈnɛg lɪ dʒənt[/t]] adj. 1) guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials[/ex] 2) careless and indifferent; offhand: a negligent shrug[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME &LT; L negligent , s. of negligēns, prp …

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