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Negligent vs. Neglectful

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Negligentadjective

Careless, without appropriate or sufficient attention.

Neglectfuladjective

Tending to neglect; failing to take care of matters which require attention.

Negligentadjective

(legal) Culpable due to negligence.

Neglectfuladjective

Full of neglect; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive; indifferent.

‘A cold and neglectful countenance.’; ‘Though the Romans had no great genius for trade, yet they were not entirely neglectful of it.’;

Negligentadjective

Apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterized by negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent order.

‘He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.’;

Neglectfuladjective

leaving vulnerable;

‘neglectful of her own financial security’;

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Negligentadjective

characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern;

‘negligent parents’; ‘negligent of detail’; ‘negligent in his correspondence’;

Neglectfuladjective

not showing due care or attention;

‘inattentive students’; ‘an inattentive babysitter’; ‘neglectful parents’;

Negligentadjective

marked by insufficient care or attention;

‘a negligent housekeeper’; ‘negligent about personal cleanliness’;

Neglectfuladjective

failing in what duty requires;

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

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