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careless

[kair-lis]
adjective
1.
not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist.
2.
not exact, accurate, or thorough: careless work.
3.
done or said heedlessly or negligently; unconsidered: a careless remark.
4.
not caring or troubling; having no care or concern; unconcerned (usually followed by of, about, or in ): careless of the rights of others; careless about one's behavior; careless in speech.
5.
possessed or caused without effort or art; unstudied: careless beauty.
6.
Archaic. free from anxiety.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English carlēas. See care, -less

carelessly, adverb
carelessness, noun
overcareless, adjective
overcarelessly, adverb
overcarelessness, noun


1. inattentive, incautious, unwary, indiscreet, reckless. 2. inaccurate, negligent. 3. unthoughtful, unmindful. 4. thoughtless, forgetful; inconsiderate.


1–4. careful.
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careless (ˈkɛəlɪs)
 
adj (often foll by in, of, or about)
1.  done with or acting with insufficient attention; negligent
2.  unconcerned in attitude or action; heedless; indifferent (to): she's very careless about her clothes
3.  (usually prenominal) carefree
4.  (usually prenominal) unstudied; artless: an impression of careless elegance
 
'carelessly
 
adv
 
'carelessness
 
n

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careless
O.E. carleas "free from anxiety, unconcerned," from care + -less. Meaning "inattentive, not taking due care" is first recorded 1561, in carelessly.
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