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Definition 1: failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for negligence in the sense of this definition

(negligence is a kind of ...) an act that does not achieve its intended goal

(... is a kind of negligence ) willful negligence

(... is a kind of negligence ) (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff

(... is a kind of negligence ) (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately

(... is a kind of negligence ) (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence

"in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"

(... is a kind of negligence ) (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)

(... is a kind of negligence ) (law) breach of a duty

(... is a kind of negligence ) nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

"his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible" "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"

Definition 2: the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for negligence in the sense of this definition

(negligence is a kind of ...) the quality of not being careful or taking pains

(... is a kind of negligence ) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring

"he inherited his delinquency from his father" "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes" "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"

(... is a kind of negligence ) the quality of being lax and neglectful

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