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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


Attributecarefulness


Antonymscareful

2. careless effortless and unstudied


SamplesAn impression of careless elegance.
Danced with careless grace.


Similarartless


Antonymsartful

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


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


Synonymsregardless


Similarheedless, unheeding


Antonymsheedful, paying attention, attentive, thoughtful









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