1. [ noun ] failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
Synonyms: carelessness nonperformance neglect
Related terms: nonaccomplishment evasion dereliction comparative_negligence neglect_of_duty contributory_negligence concurrent_negligence criminal_negligence neglect
2. [ noun ] the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
Synonyms: neglectfulness neglect
Related terms: carelessness delinquency laxness neglect
Similar spelling:   neglige