Heedlessness vs Negligence - What's the difference?

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Heedlessness is a related term of negligence.


As nouns the difference between heedlessness and negligence

is that heedlessness is the state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness while negligence is negligence; carelessness.

heedlessness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness.
  • References

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    negligence

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The state of being negligent.
  • (legal, singulare tantum) The tort whereby a duty of reasonable care was breached, causing damage: any conduct short of intentional or reckless action that falls below the legal standard for preventing unreasonable injury.
  • (legal, uncountable) The breach of a duty of care: the failure to exercise a standard of care that a reasonable person would have in a similar situation.
  • Usage notes

    * The breach of a duty of care is one element of the tort of negligence, but is also called (term); one must therefore take care to clarify what is meant.