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We allege that his behaviour was criminally negligent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said they were criminally negligent and corrupt and promised a comprehensive and independent investigation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He accused the men of being criminally negligent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You are looking to whether there has been behaviour on the part of any one person that was grossly negligent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But he had been criminally negligent and should have foreseen the strong possibility that he might end the life of his unseen human target. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The bank's fraud investigation team told her she had been grossly negligent so the money would not be refunded. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Be idle, careless or negligent. The Sun (2015)The company would not, it claimed, be found grossly negligent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Either you were complicit, or grossly incompetent, or grossly negligent. The Sun (2012)The government, he said, would be criminally negligent to ignore the lessons of the past. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)It beggars belief and, to my mind, is criminally negligent. The Sun (2008)THE family of a barristers' clerk killed by an asthma attack will receive nearly 400,000 after a judge found an ambulance crew negligent. The Sun (2015)
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British English: negligent ADJECTIVE
If someone in a position of responsibility is negligent, they do not do something which they ought to do.
The jury determined that the airline was negligent in training and supervising the crew.
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