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careless

[ kair-lis ]
/ ˈkɛər lɪs /
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Definition of careless

adjective
not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist.
not exact, accurate, or thorough: careless work.
done or said heedlessly or negligently; unconsidered: a careless remark.
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.
possessed or caused without effort or art; unstudied: careless beauty.
Archaic. free from anxiety.
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Origin of careless

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

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British Dictionary definitions for careless

careless
/ (ˈkɛəlɪs) /

adjective
done with or acting with insufficient attention; negligent
(often foll by in, of, or about) unconcerned in attitude or action; heedless; indifferent (to)she's very careless about her clothes
(usually prenominal) carefree
(usually prenominal) unstudied; artlessan impression of careless elegance

Derived forms of careless

carelessly, adverbcarelessness, noun
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