When you are careless or reckless and you don’t take care of a person, object or situation like you ought to, you are practicing negligence. "Her negligence of the house resulted in its being condemned by the city."
The noun negligence comes from a Latin word that means “carelessness.” Negligence can come in many forms: negligence of one's children can lead to foster care, negligence while driving can cause fatal accidents, negligence of work can lead to the loss of a job, and negligence of nutrition can cause health problems. There is culpability in negligence. Negligence is when one neglects to do things that should be done, and there are usually consequences.
n failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
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(law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
(law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately
(law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence
criminal negligence, culpable 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)
neglect of duty
(law) breach of a duty
dodging, escape, evasion
nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do
a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
goldbricking, goofing off, shirking, slacking, soldiering
the evasion of work or duty
the act of evading by going around