Definition of negligence
- … his naivete and negligence had been the source of his problems.
- —Michael Leahy
- regretted his past negligences
The company was charged with negligence in the manufacturing of the defective tires.
exhibiting his usual negligence, he failed to set the emergency brake, and the car rolled down the steep hill and crashed into the telephone pole
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: failure to take the care that a responsible person usually takes : lack of normal care or attention
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