Apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterized by negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent order.
See: CARELESS, FORGETFUL, INATTENTIVE.
What a person is who is being careless and not responsible.
found by a court to be legally responsible for the harm arising from a careless act In Hong Kong in 1978 (Ho Kwai Loy) a child of six years of age was deemed contributorily negligent. negligence (n)
characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"