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negligent
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
  • Entering the garret through the skylight, he went down the ladder, knowing that the door at the bottom of it was sometimes, through the negligence of the servants, left unlocked.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (54% in)

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