negligent negligent  /ˈnɛɡ lə dʒənt/


  • (adj) characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern


  1. In 1956 twice as many Negroes as whites1,366 to 679were arrested on charges of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape and robbery.
  2. A wrong diagnosis is different from a negligent one.
  3. Wilkerson turned herself in ten years later and is now serving a three-year sentence for criminally negligent homicide.


  1. Heather Jensen Enters Plea in Court

    The mother accused of negligent homicide after leaving her two young sons in a running vehicle on the Grand Mesa appeared in court on Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KREX-TV Grand Junction

  2. Court upholds conviction in Conn. toddler death

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court upheld the negligent homicide and cruelty convictions Wednesday of a Hamden woman in the dehydration death of her friend's 23-month-old son.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Kalispell man charged with negligent homicide

    A 54-year-old Kalispell man is charged with negligent homicide in the death of another man during a weekend confrontation.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin


  1. "Yahoo claims that this is just one big misunderstanding. Let me be clear - this was no misunderstanding," said Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, D-Calif. "This was inexcusably negligent behavior at best, and deliberately...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Cantwell said that flaws displayed by the Italian justice system included "the harsh treatment of Ms. Knox following her arrest; negligent handling of evidence by investigators; and pending charges of misconduct against one of the prosecutors...
    on Dec 6, 2009 By: Maria Cantwell Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. Mr Lewis described the government as "obtuse, dilatory and negligent about rolling out treatment".
    on Aug 18, 2006 By: Stephen Lewis Source: BBC News

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