Definition of negligence :
1. An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.
2. The omission of the care usual under the circumstances, being convertible with the Roman culpa. A specialist is bound to higher skill and diligence in his specialty than one who is not a specialist, and liability for negligence varies acordingly.
3. The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness.
indifference (part of speech: noun)
inattention (part of speech: noun)
apathy, befuddlement, inobservance, disregard, disinterestedness, distraction, absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, heedlessness, obliviousness, unconsciousness, inadvertence, detachment, lapse, inattention, disregardfulness, thoughtlessness, carelessness, incuriosity, lack of interest, oversight, preoccupation, unconcern, indifference, absence, dreaminess, aloofness
neglect (part of speech: noun)
recklessness (part of speech: noun)
slovenliness (part of speech: noun)
- Above this was a face, a baby face, with soft, pale eyes, and its head covered with curls of the lightest yellow, not arranged in artistic negligence, but smooth, even, and regular, as she so often had turned, twisted, and set them. - "The Late Mrs. Null", Frank Richard Stockton.
- If he suffer, his suffering is the result of the fraud of the directors of the road, and of his own negligence. - "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.
- And when you are doing one good thing there will be keen- eyed critics who will ask why you have not been doing other things which are much more important; and they will sternly demand of you, " What do you mean by such criminal negligence?" - "Humanly Speaking", Samuel McChord Crothers.