Dereliction vs Carelessness - What's the difference?

dereliction | carelessness |


As nouns the difference between dereliction and carelessness

is that dereliction is willful neglect of one's duty while carelessness is lack of care.

dereliction

English

Noun

  • willful neglect of one's duty
  • The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience.
    What he did was a terrible dereliction of duty.
  • the act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned
  • carelessness

    English

    Noun

  • Lack of care.
  • This accident was caused by carelessness .

    Synonyms

    * inattention * negligence

    Antonyms

    * carefulness