Definitions for carelessˈkɛər lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

care•lessˈkɛər lɪs(adj.)

  1. not paying enough attention to what one does.

  2. not exact or accurate:

    careless work.

  3. heedless:

    a careless remark.

  4. unconcerned.

  5. artless; unstudied:

    careless beauty.

Origin of careless:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. careless(adj)

    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"

  2. careless(adj)

    effortless and unstudied

    "an impression of careless elegance"; "danced with careless grace"

  3. careless(p), regardless(adj)

    (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration

    "careless of the consequences"; "crushing the blooms with regardless tread"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. careless(adjective)ˈkɛər lɪs

    ≠ careful

    a careless driver/employee; careless about keeping records

  2. carelessˈkɛər lɪs

    resulting from being careless

    careless mistakes; careless record-keeping

  3. carelessˈkɛər lɪs

    ≠ considerate

    his careless reply/laugh; a carelessly discarded cigarette; She shrugged her shoulders carelessly.; Carelessness causes fires.


  1. careless(Adjective)

    Free from care; unworried, without anxiety.

  2. careless(Adjective)

    Not concerned or worried (about).

  3. careless(Adjective)

    Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes.

    Jessica was so careless that she put her shorts on backwards.

  4. Origin: From careles, from carleas, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Careless(adj)

    free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted

  2. Careless(adj)

    having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless

  3. Careless(adj)

    without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash; as, a careless throw; a careless expression

  4. Careless(adj)

    not receiving care; uncared for

Anagrams of careless

  1. rescales

Translations for careless

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not careful (enough)

This work is careless; a careless worker.

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