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Noun: negligence  ne-gli-jun(t)s
  1. Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    - carelessness, neglect, nonperformance
  2. The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
    - neglect, neglectfulness

Derived forms: negligences

Type of: carelessness, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, sloppiness

Encyclopedia: Negligence