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Meaning of CARELESSNESS

Pronunciation:  'kehrlisnes

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  2. [n]  the quality of not being careful or taking pains
 

CARELESSNESS is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: neglect, negligence, nonperformance
 
 Antonyms: carefulness
 
 See Also: attentiveness, comparative negligence, concurrent negligence, contributory negligence, criminal negligence, culpable negligence, dereliction, dodging, escape, evasion, incaution, incautiousness, neglect, neglect of duty, neglectfulness, negligence, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, unconscientiousness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Care"less*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness;
negligenece; inattention.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandon, absentmindedness, accidia, acedia, aloofness, apathy, ataraxia, ataraxy, blowziness, blunderheadedness, blundering, boggling, boredom, botchery, botching, bungling, caprice, careless abandon, casualness, chintziness, cursoriness, desperateness, detachment, devil-may-careness, disinterest, disinterestedness, dispassion, disregard, disregardfulness, distraction, dowdiness, easiness, easygoingness, flightiness, flippancy, forgetfulness, frivolousness, frowziness, frumpishness, fumbling, furiousness, giddiness, grubbiness, haste, hastiness, heedlessness, hotheadedness, hurriedness, impassiveness, impassivity, impetuosity, impetuousness, impotence, imprecision, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inattentiveness, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, incuriosity, incuriousness, indifference, indifferentism, indifferentness, indiscrimination, inexcitability, inobservance, insouciance, intellectual inertia, lack of affect, lack of foresight, lack of interest, lackadaisicalness, laxity, laxness, laziness, leniency, levity, lightmindedness, listlessness, looseness, loosening, messiness, mindlessness, muffing, negligence, nonchalance, nonobservance, oblivion, obliviousness, offhandedness, overeagerness, overenthusiasm, overindulgence, overpermissiveness, overzealousness, perfunctoriness, permissiveness, pococurantism, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitation, precipitousness, recklessness, regardlessness, relaxation, relaxedness, remissness, seediness, shabbiness, shallowness, shoddiness, slackness, slatternliness, slipshodness, sloppiness, sloth, slovenliness, slovenry, sluttishness, softness, sordidness, sprezzatura, squalidness, squalor, stolidity, superficiality, tackiness, tactlessness, tawdriness, thoughtlessness, too many cooks, unalertness, unanxiousness, unawareness, unconcern, unconsciousness, unheedfulness, uninquisitiveness, unintentiveness, uninterestedness, unmindfulness, unneatness, unobservance, unpreparedness, unreadiness, unrestraint, unsolicitousness, unsolicitude, unthinkingness, unthoughtfulness, untidiness, unwariness, unwatchfulness, wantonness, weakness, wildness, withdrawal
 

 

 

 

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