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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Negligent


NEGLIGENT, adjective

1. Careless; heedless; apt or accustomed to omit what ought to be done; inattentive to business or necessary concerns. It is applied to a particular instance of neglect, or it denotes habitually careless or inattentive. 2 Chronicles 29:11. 2 Peter 1:12.

He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor.

2. Regardless.

Be thou negligent of fame.