From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Negligent \Neg"li*gent\, a. [F. n['e]gligent, 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.
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         He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far
         from being poor.                         --Rambler.
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   Syn: Careles; heedless; neglectful; regardless; thoughtless;
        indifferent; inattentive; remiss.
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