[ni-glekt-fuh l] /nɪˈglɛkt fəl/

characterized by ; disregardful; careless; negligent (often followed by of):
neglectful of one’s health.
when postpositive, foll by of. not giving due care and attention (to); careless; heedless

1640s, from neglect + -ful. Related: Neglectfully; neglectfulness. Earlier in same sense was neglective (1610s).


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