Carelessness definition

This accident was caused by carelessness.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carelessness
Plural:
carelessnesses

Origin of carelessness

  • From Middle English *carelesnes, *carlesnesse, from Old English carlÄ“asnes (“freedom from care, security, carelessness"), equivalent to careless +"Ž -ness.

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