Meaning of negligent

neg•li•gent

Pronunciation: (neg'li-junt), [key]
— adj.
  1. guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials.
  2. lazily careless; offhand: a negligent wave of his manicured hand.
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