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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. [1913 Webster] He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] Syn: Careles; heedless; neglectful; regardless; thoughtless; indifferent; inattentive; remiss. [1913 Webster]