Neg"li*gent (?), a. [F. n'egligent, 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.

 

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