Definition of negligently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈneɡlɪdʒəntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈneɡlɪdʒəntli//
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  1. 1(law or formal) without giving somebody/something enough care or attention, especially when this has serious results The defendant drove negligently and hit a lamp post.
  2. 2(literary) in a relaxed way; in a way that is not formal or awkward synonym nonchalantly She was leaning negligently against the wall.