Antonyms for negligence

Grammar : Noun
Spell : neg-li-juh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛg lɪ dʒəns

Definition of negligence

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French negligence "negligence, sloth; injury, injustice" (12c.), and directly from Latin neclegentia, neglegentia "carelessness, heedlessness, neglect," from neglegentem (nominative neglegens) "heedless, careless, unconcerned," present participle of neglegere "to neglect" (see neglect (v.)).
  • noun carelessness
Example sentences :
  • The Athenian generals did not fail to take advantage of this negligence.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • His negligence on the other hand has been too conspicuous in the affair of Cn.
  • Extract from : « The Siege of Boston » by Allen French
  • The charm of that style consists in the negligence with which the paint is applied.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He instantly summoned the servants, and took them to task for their negligence.
  • Extract from : « The Masked Bridal » by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • But the Vice Consul, by his negligence, prolonged our misfortunes.
  • Extract from : « Perils and Captivity » by Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
  • Unfaithfulness and negligence are condemned and punished in both.
  • Extract from : « Jesus the Christ » by James Edward Talmage
  • He accused himself of negligence in letting it be a moment away from him.
  • Extract from : « The Arabian Nights » by Unknown
  • To you, who to-day are young, negligence no longer is possible.
  • Extract from : « Women's Wild Oats » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • I am lucky, however, in finding a companion in my negligence.
  • Extract from : « Ixion In Heaven » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • The freshness of her appearance is a satire on the negligence of yours.
  • Extract from : « Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445 » by Various

Synonyms for negligence

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