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Meaning of CARELESS

Pronunciation:  'kehrlis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  effortless and unstudied; "an impression of careless elegance"; "danced with careless grace"
  2. [adj]  marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
  3. [adj]  showing an unthinking lack of consideration; "a careless remark"

CARELESS is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: artless, casual, cursory, haphazard, heedless, inconsiderate, negligent, offhand, offhanded, passing(a), perfunctory, reckless, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy
 Antonyms: careful
 See Also: imprudent, inattentive, incautious, superficial, unconcerned



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Care"less\, a. [AS. cearle['a]s.]
1. Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.

         Sleep she as sound as careless infancy. --Shak.

2. Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care;
   negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful;

         My brother was too careless of his charge. --Shak.

         He grew careless of himself.          --Steele.

3. Without thought or purpose; without due care; without
   attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate;
   spontaneous; rash; as, a careless throw; a careless

         He framed the careless rhyme.         --Beattie.

4. Not receiving care; uncared for. [R.]

         Their many wounds and careless harms. --Spenser.

Syn: Negligent; heedless; thoughtless; unthinking;
     inattentive; incautious; remiss; supine; forgetful;
     regardless; inconsiderate; listless.

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