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gross negligence


The hospital was found to be guilty of gross negligence.
  law:  failure to use even the slightest amount of care in a way that shows recklessness or willful disregard for the safety or property of others
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  • The hospital was found to be guilty of gross negligence.
  • I came into a kind of league with these two by the help of my governess, and they carried me out into three or four adventures, where I rather saw them commit some coarse and unhandy robberies, in which nothing but a great stock of impudence on their side, and gross negligence on the people’s side who were robbed, could have made them successful.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • The order read: " — in simulated combat, gross negligence which would in action have caused the death of a teammate."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   gross negligence , homicide [2] , extortion [3] , slander [3] , libel [4] , breaking and entering [5] , manslaughter [5] , aggravated assault [7] , assault and battery [8]
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