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Pronunciation:  'kehrlisnes

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  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
\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