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English adjective: careless

1. careless marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

SamplesCareless about her clothes.
Forgotten by some careless person.
A careless housekeeper.
Careless proofreading.
It was a careless mistake.
Hurt by a careless remark.

Similarcasual, cursory, haphazard, heedless, incautious, offhand, offhanded, passing, perfunctory, reckless, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy

See alsoimprudent, inattentive, incautious, negligent, superficial, unconcerned



2. careless effortless and unstudied

SamplesAn impression of careless elegance.
Danced with careless grace.



3. careless (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration

SamplesCareless of the consequences.
Crushing the blooms with regardless tread.


Similarheedless, unheeding

Antonymsheedful, paying attention, attentive, thoughtful

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