The definition of negligent is a careless person, or always failing to do the right thing.(adjective)
An example of negligent is someone writing their ATM pin number on their bank card.
See negligent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr négligent < L negligens, prp. of negligere: see neglect
See negligent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin neglegēns, neglegent-
Origin: , present participle of neglegere, to neglect; see neglect.
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