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Negligent meaning

negligent - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Neglecting; careless.

negligent - examples of usage

  1. The early poets are seen to be men living the life of citizens in a Republic, appealing rather to popular taste than to the sympathies of a refined and limited society; men of mature years and understanding, animated by a serious purpose and with a strong interest in the affairs of their time; rude and negligent but direct and vigorous in speech,- more remarkable for energy, industry, and common sense, than for the finer gifts and susceptibility of genius. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. Mr Perowne subscribed handsomely, and Mr Harley is supplying more labour; but I'm afraid I was rather negligent this morning, for I strolled away towards the woods." - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
  3. Sometimes a minister is negligent or ineffective, and occasionally he is rash. - "The Government of England (Vol. I)", A. Lawrence Lowell.
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