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)
marked by insufficient care or attention; "a negligent housekeeper"; "negligent about personal cleanliness"
failure of a person or an entity, such as a company, to take reasonable care in a situation.
A person or business may be considered to be negligent if he does not use reasonable care, and foreseeable damage results to a victim to whom he owed a duty of care.