(Neg*lect"er) n. One who neglects. South.
(Neg*lect"ful) a. Full of neglect; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive; indifferent. Pope.
A cold and neglectful countenance.Locke.
Though the Romans had no great genius for trade, yet they were not entirely neglectful of it.Arbuthnot.
Neg*lect"ful*ly, adv. Neg*lect"ful*ness, n.
(Neg*lect"ing*ly), adv. Carelessly; heedlessly. Shak.
(Neg*lec"tion) n. [L. neglectio.] The state of being negligent; negligence. [Obs.] Shak.
(Neg*lect"ive) a. Neglectful. [R.] "Neglective of their own children." Fuller.
(Neg`li*gee") n. [F. négligé, fr. négliger to neglect, L. negligere. See Neglect.] An easy, unceremonious
attire; undress; also, a kind of easy robe or dressing gown worn by women.
(Neg"li*gence) n. [F. négligence, L. negligentia.] The quality or state of being negligent; lack
of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness.
2. An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.
remarking his beauties, . . . I must also point out his negligences and defects.Blair.
3. (Law) 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.
Contributory negligence. See under Contributory.
Syn. Neglect; inattention; heedlessness; disregard; slight. Negligence, Neglect. These two words
are freely interchanged in our older writers; but a distinction has gradually sprung up between them. As
now generally used, negligence is the habit, and neglect the act, of leaving things undone or unattended
to. We are negligent as a general trait of character; we are guilty of neglect in particular cases, or in
reference to individuals who had a right to our attentions.
(Neg"li*gent) a. [F. négligent, 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 order. "Be thou negligent of fame." Swift.
He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.Rambler.
Syn. Careles; heedless; neglectful; regardless; thoughtless; indifferent; inattentive; remiss.
(Neg"li*gent*ly) adv. In a negligent manner.
(Neg"li*gi*ble) a. [Cf. F. négligible, négligeable.] That may neglected, disregarded, or left out
Within very negligible limits of error.Sir J. Herschel.
(Ne*goce") n. [F. négoce. See Negotiate.] Business; occupation. [Obs.] Bentley.
(Ne*go`ti*a*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. négociabilité.] The quality of being negotiable or transferable