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negligence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of negligence

  1. 1 failure to take the care that a cautious person usually takes 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 Synonyms of negligence carelessness, dereliction, heedlessness, incaution, incautiousness, laxness, neglectfulness, remissness, slackness Words Related to negligence foolhardiness, rashness, recklessness, wildness; neglect, omission; delinquency, irresponsibility, irresponsibleness, malfeasance, malpractice, misconduct; misdirection, mishandling, mismanagement; forgetfulness, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inattentiveness, obliviousness, shortsightedness, unwariness Near Antonyms of negligence alertness, attention, attentiveness, awareness; circumspection, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; responsibility, responsibleness Antonyms of negligence care, carefulness, caution, cautiousness, heedfulness

  2. 2 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action the factory's owners are being charged with criminal negligence for the fire that killed a dozen workers Synonyms of negligence default, delinquency, dereliction, misprision, neglect, failure, nonfeasance, oversightWords Related to negligence carelessness, heedlessness, inadvertence, inadvertency, laxityNear Antonyms of negligence compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)



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