Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun negligence

2 senses of negligence

Sense 1
negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance -- (failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances)
       => nonaccomplishment, nonachievement -- (an act that does not achieve its intended goal)

Sense 2
negligence, neglect, neglectfulness -- (the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern)
       => carelessness, sloppiness -- (the quality of not being careful or taking pains)

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