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careless (adj.)

Old English carleas "free from anxiety; unconcerned," from care (n.) + -less; a compound probably from Proto-Germanic (compare Old Norse kærulauss "quit, free"). Original senses extinct by mid-17c. (now in care-free); main modern meaning "not paying attention, inattentive, not taking due care" is attested by 1560s (in carelessly). Meaning "done or said without care, unconsidered" is from 1650s.

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Definitions of careless

careless (adj.)
(usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration;
careless of the consequences
Synonyms: regardless
careless (adj.)
marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful;
a careless housekeeper
it was a careless mistake
forgotten by some careless person
hurt by a careless remark
careless proofreading
careless about her clothes
careless (adj.)
effortless and unstudied;
an impression of careless elegance
danced with careless grace
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