Synonyms for negligent

Synonyms for (adj) negligent

Synonyms: negligent

Definition: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

Usage: negligent parents; negligent of detail; negligent in his correspondence

Similar words: neglectful, delinquent, derelict, remiss

Definition: failing in what duty requires

Usage: derelict (or delinquent) in his duty; neglectful of his duties; remiss of you not to pay your bills

Similar words: lax, slack

Definition: lacking in rigor or strictness

Usage: such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable; lax in attending classes; slack in maintaining discipline

Similar words: hit-and-run

Definition: involving a driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident

Similar words: inattentive, neglectful

Definition: not showing due care or attention

Usage: inattentive students; an inattentive babysitter; neglectful parents

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