Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Neglect = (1) leave undone or leave out: ‘How could I neglect that typo?’ (2) (formal) not do something; leave something undone especially something that you ought to do: ‘The public are demanding to know why the government neglected to warn them of the oil shortage.’ (3) fail to look after someone or something properly: ‘The garden has been badly neglected and will require a lot of attention.’ (4) give little or no attention to: ‘Neglect the errors.’

Negligent = failing to take proper care, especially in your job; careless: ‘The court decided that the pilot of the crashed aircraft had been negligent.’ ‘The fire was started by a negligent smoker.’

Negligible = (of an amount) so small as to be meaningless; insignificant; not worth considering: ‘The cost of maintaining the machine is negligible.’

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