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negligent
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
  • Instead of a reprimand for their previous negligence, the case seemed rather to require an eulogium on their praiseworthy caution after the mischief had happened; a grateful recognition of the promptitude of their zeal the moment that there was no longer any remedy.
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