careless definition

  • adjective:
    • using insufficient attention; negligent: a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading.
    • Marked by or caused by insufficient forethought or thoroughness: a careless error.
    • Showing deficiencies in consideration: a reckless remark.
    • Unconcerned or indifferent; heedless: careless regarding the effects.
    • Unstudied or effortless: danced with careless elegance.
    • Exhibiting a disposition this is certainly without cares; cheerful: a careless smile; a careless wave of the hand.
    • free of treatment or anxiety. therefore, cheerful; light-hearted.
    • Having no care; perhaps not using ordinary or care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; no matter.
    • Without idea or function; without due care; without awareness of rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; natural; rash.
    • Not receiving care; uncared-for.
    • marked by lack of interest or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not cautious
    • effortless and unstudied
    • (usually followed by `of') without due idea or consideration
  • others:
    • free of attention or anxiety; hence, undisturbed; cheerful.
    • providing no treatment; heedless; negligent; unthinking; inattentive; no matter; unmindful.
    • complete or said without treatment; unconsidered: since, a careless work; a careless expression.
    • Not receiving treatment; uncared-for.
    • Synonyms and Supine, Indolent, etc. (see listless); incautious, thoughtless, remiss, forgetful, inconsiderate.

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