Careless

  • 1 careless — care·less adj: not showing due care: negligent careless driving compare reckless Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Careless — may refer to:*careless, someone who does not take proper care *James Maurice Stockford Careless, a Canadian historian from the University of Toronto * Careless , a song by Paul Kelly The Messengers from their 1989 album So Much Water So Close to… …

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  • 3 careless — adj Careless, heedless, thoughtless, inadvertent mean showing lack of concern or attention. Careless often implies the absence of such cares as responsibilities or worries; it then usually connotes casualness, spontaneity, and lightheartedness… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Careless — Care less, a. [AS. cearle[ a]s.] 1. Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light hearted. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Sleep she as sound as careless infancy. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 careless — [ker′lis] adj. [ME careles < OE carleas: see CARE & LESS] 1. without worry; carefree; untroubled 2. not paying enough attention; not thinking before one acts or speaks; neglectful; heedless; inconsiderate 3. done or made without enough… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 careless — [adj1] without sufficient attention absent minded, abstracted, casual, cursory, disregardful, forgetful, hasty, heedless, improvident, imprudent, inaccurate, inadvertent, incautious, inconsiderate, indifferent, indiscreet, indolent, injudicious,… …

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  • 7 careless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoiding harm or mistakes. 2) (careless of/about) not concerned or worried about. 3) showing no interest or effort; casual. DERIVATIVES carelessly adverb carelessness noun …

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  • 8 careless — O.E. carleas free from anxiety, unconcerned, from CARE (Cf. care) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning inattentive, not taking due care is first recorded 1560s, in carelessly. Related: Carelessness (O.E. carleasnes) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 careless — care|less [ˈkeələs US ˈker ] adj 1.) not paying enough attention to what you are doing, so that you make mistakes, damage things etc ≠ ↑careful ▪ It was careless of him to leave the door unlocked. ▪ a careless mistake ▪ careless driving careless… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 careless */ — UK [ˈkeə(r)ləs] / US [ˈkerləs] adjective 1) a) a careless person does not think about what they are doing, so they make mistakes, hurt people, or damage things Try not to be so careless next time! it was careless of someone: It was very careless… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 careless — care|less [ kerləs ] adjective * 1. ) a careless person does not think about what they are doing, so they make mistakes, hurt people, or damage things: Try not to be so careless next time! it was careless of someone: It was very careless of you… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 careless — [[t]ke͟ə(r)ləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ with n If you are careless, you do not pay enough attention to what you are doing, and so you make mistakes, or cause harm or damage. I m sorry. How careless of me... Some parents are accused of being… …

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  • 13 careless — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, get, grow ▪ She had begun to grow careless. ▪ make sb ▪ Boredom …

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  • 14 careless — adj. 1) careless about, in, or, with (careless about one s appearance) 2) careless to + inf. (it was careless of you to leave the door unlocked) * * * [ keəlɪs] in or with (careless about one s appearance) careless about careless to + inf. (it… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 careless — adjective 1 not paying enough attention to what you are doing, so that you make mistakes, damage things etc: I had been careless and left the window unlocked. | a careless student 2 done without much effort or attention to detail: This is a very… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 careless — carelessly, adv. carelessness, n. /kair lis/, adj. 1. not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist. 2. not exact, accurate, or thorough: careless work. 3. done or said heedlessly or negligently; unconsidered: a careless remark …

    Universalium

  • 17 careless — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. free from care ; untroubled < careless days > b. indifferent, unconcerned < careless of the consequences > 2. not taking care 3. not showing or r …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 careless — adjective 1) careless motorists Syn: inattentive, incautious, negligent, absentminded, remiss; heedless, irresponsible, impetuous, reckless, foolhardy; cavalier, supercilious, devil may care Ant: carefu …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 Careless — This name originally chiefly found in the West Midlands of England, was first given as a nickname to a careless person or one free from care ie. worry. It derives from the Olde English pre 7th century carleas a compound of the elements caru… …

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  • 20 careless — adjective 1) careless motorists Syn: inattentive, negligent, heedless, irresponsible, impetuous, reckless 2) careless work Syn: shoddy, slapdash, slipshod, scrappy, slovenly …

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