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Correct spelling:
negligence
Definition:

the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

Synonyms:
indifference (noun)
perfunctoriness, unwillingness, disinterestedness, indifference, unconcern, nonchalance, passivity, laxity, easygoingness, impartiality, neutrality, halfheartedness, insouciance, coldness, apathy, detachment, coolness, dispassion, lukewarmness.
recklessness (noun)
carelessness, nonchalance, rashness, foolhardiness, brashness, indifference, imprudence, thoughtlessness, heedlessness, inattention, recklessness.
neglect (noun)
senility, recklessness, neglect, disregardfulness, dereliction, inattentiveness, shoddiness, sloppiness, haphazardness, neglectfulness, thoughtlessness, carelessness, forgetfulness, clumsiness, slovenliness, inconsiderateness, inadvertency, perfunctoriness.
slovenliness (noun)
sloppiness, neglectfulness, dirtiness, carelessness, slovenliness, messiness, shabbiness.
inattention (noun)
preoccupation, incuriosity, apathy, detachment, lapse, indifference, carelessness, distraction, inadvertence, absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, thoughtlessness, dreaminess, lack of interest, inattention, disregardfulness, heedlessness, oversight, befuddlement, aloofness, obliviousness, disregard, disinterestedness, unconcern, absence, unconsciousness, inobservance.
Other synonyms:
neglect, nonperformance, carelessness, neglectfulness.
Common misspellings:
  1. neglegence (24%)
  2. negligance (20%)
  3. neglagence (12%)
  4. neglience (9%)
  5. negliance (5%)
  6. negligience (5%)
  7. neglegance (4%)
  8. negilgence (3%)
  9. neglagance (2%)
  10. negiligence (2%)
  11. neglegiance (2%)
  12. neligence (2%)
  13. negliegence (1%)
  14. negelegence (1%)
Examples of usage:
  1. Oh, fling yourself down on a chair in one of your attitudes of studied negligence; and twist one corner of your mustache with affected absence of mind."
    - - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Only the greatest negligence would allow the actually diseased parts to be sold and consumed.
    - - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The wet season had naturally postponed the hay- making, but negligence was postponing it still further; now at last he gave all necessary orders.
    - - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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