Neg·li·gent a. Apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterized by negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent order. “Be thou negligent of fame.”
He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor. --Rambler.
Syn: -- Careles; heedless; neglectful; regardless; thoughtless; indifferent; inattentive; remiss.
adj 1: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern;
"negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent
in his correspondence" [ant: diligent]
2: marked by insufficient care or attention; "a negligent
housekeeper"; "negligent about personal cleanliness"