Careless definition

kârlĭs
Unstudied or effortless.

Danced with careless grace.

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Without worry; carefree; untroubled.
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(archaic) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety. [from 11th c.]
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Done or made without enough attention, precision, etc.; not painstaking or thorough.
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Not concerned or worried (about). [from 11th c.]
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Showing a lack of consideration.

A careless remark.

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Taking insufficient care; negligent.

A careless housekeeper; careless proofreading.

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Marked by or resulting from lack of forethought or thoroughness.

A careless mistake.

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Not paying enough attention; not thinking before one acts or speaks; neglectful; heedless; inconsiderate.
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The definition of careless is not paying proper attention to detail or not taking care to do something well enough or correctly.

A mistake you make because you aren't really paying attention is an example of a careless mistake.

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Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes. [from 16th c.]

Jessica was so careless that she put her shorts on backwards.

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Exhibiting a disposition that is free from cares; cheerful.

A careless grin; a careless wave of the hand.

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Unconcerned or indifferent; heedless.

Careless of the consequences.

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Artless; unstudied.

A careless grace.

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careless of
  • indifferent to; untroubled by
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
careless
Superlative:
carelessest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

careless of

Origin of careless

  • From Middle English careles, from Old English carlēas (“careless, reckless, void of care, free from care, free”), equivalent to care +‎ -less.

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