from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being negligent.
- n. A negligent act or a failure to act.
- n. Law Failure to exercise the degree of care considered reasonable under the circumstances, resulting in an unintended injury to another party.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being negligent.
- n. The tort whereby a duty of reasonable care was breached, causing damage: any conduct short of intentional or reckless action that falls below the legal standard for preventing unreasonable injury.
- n. The breach of a duty of care: the failure to exercise a standard of care that a reasonable person would have in a similar situation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness.
- n. An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.
- n. The omission of the care usual under the circumstances, being convertible with the Roman
culpa. A specialist is bound to higher skill and diligence in his specialty than one who is not a specialist, and liability for negligence varies acordingly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fact or the character of being negligent or neglectful; deficiency in or lack of care, exactness, or application; the omitting to do, or a habit of omitting to do, things which ought to be done, or the doing of such things without sufficient attention and care; carelessness;. heedless disregard of some duty.
- n. Specifically, in law, the failure to exercise that degree of care which the law requires for the protection of those interests of other persons which may be injuriously affected by the want of such care.
- n. Lack of attention to niceties or conventionalities, especially of dress, manner, or style; disregard of appearances; easy indifference of manner.
- n. An act of neglectfulness; an instance of negligence or carelessness.
- n. Contempt; disregard; slight; neglect.
- n. A kind of wig in fashion for morning dress about the middle of the eighteenth century.
- n. Synonyms Heedlessness, inconsiderateness, thoughtlessness.
- n. 1 and Negligence, Neglect, Remissness, Inattention, Inadvertence, Oversight, Indifference. As contrasted with neglect, negligence generally expresses the habit or trait, and neglect the act. Inadvertence and oversight expressly mean that there was no intention of neglect; indifference lies back of action in the failure to care, such failure being generally blameworthy. Remissness is careless neglect of duty. Inattention is a failure. generally culpable, to bring the mind to the subject. See neglect, n. t, and negligent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
- n. the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
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