1 marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark" [ant: careful]
2 effortless and unstudied; "an impression of careless elegance"; "danced with careless grace"
3 (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration; "careless of the consequences"; "the proverbial grasshopper--thoughtless of tomorrow"; "crushing the blooms with regardless tread" [syn: careless(p), thoughtless(p), regardless]
4 showing an unthinking lack of consideration; "a careless remark"
- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)ləs
- Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially
concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes.
- Jessica dressed so carelessly that she put her shorts on backwards.
- Not concerned or worried about.
- Showing no interest or effort.
not concerned or worried about
- German: sorglos
showing no interest or effort
- German: nachlässig
- Swahili: pumbaa
Careless may refer to:
- careless, someone who does not take proper care
- James Maurice Stockford Careless, a Canadian historian from the University of Toronto
- "Carelss", a song by Paul Kelly & The Messengers from their 1989 album So Much Water So Close to Home
- "Careless", a song by Cinerama from their 2002 album Torino
- "Careless", a film by Matías Basso
- "Careless", an unreleased song by Jonathan Davis.
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