1. negligence

noun. ['ˈnɛglədʒəns, ˈnɛglɪdʒəns'] failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.


  • comparative negligence
  • criminal negligence
  • dodging
  • neglect
  • nonachievement
  • carelessness
  • escape
  • culpable negligence
  • nonaccomplishment
  • concurrent negligence
  • nonperformance
  • neglect of duty
  • dereliction
  • contributory negligence


  • truth
  • mind
  • attend to
  • pay up

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Rhymes with Negligence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce negligence?

Pronounce negligence as ˈnɛglɪʤəns.

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Sentences with negligence

1. Noun, singular or mass
Instead, the person suing must show that the negligence was part of a corporate policy or practice.

Quotes about negligence

1. Candidate Obama was either exceptionally naive or willfully disingenuous when he vowed to change the way Washington works. The very promise of Hope and Change was rooted in uprooting the Washington modus operandi. But instead of rejecting it, he embraced it all - the secrecy, the closed doors, the political favors, the near-criminal negligence.
- Reince Priebus

2. Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
- Ben Jonson

3. The scepticism which men affect towards their higher inspirations is often not an honest doubt, but a guilty negligence, and is a sign of narrow mind and defective wisdom.
- James Martineau, Tides of the Spirit: Selections from the Writings of James Martineau

2. negligence

noun. ['ˈnɛglədʒəns, ˈnɛglɪdʒəns'] the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern.


  • laxity
  • slackness
  • neglect
  • carelessness
  • remissness
  • sloppiness
  • willful neglect
  • delinquency
  • laxness
  • dereliction


  • keep track
  • attend
  • improvement
  • attention