What does careless mean?

Definitions for careless
ˈkɛər lɪscare·less

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. careless(Adjective)

    Free from care; unworried, without anxiety.

    Etymology: From careles, from carleas, equivalent to .

  2. careless(Adjective)

    Not concerned or worried (about).

    Etymology: From careles, from carleas, equivalent to .

  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.

    Etymology: 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

Editors Contribution

  1. careless

    Careless is a clumsy in a way of not thinking what is good or right.

    Careless is the one who was unmindful or not focus on work.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 16, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of careless in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of careless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of careless in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Harrison:

    We should not cease to be hospitable to immigration, but we should cease to be careless as to the character of it.

  2. Janis Brett Elspas:

    We really didn't worry that something would go wrong ... because he has proven how responsible he is, unfortunately, I can't say the same about our triplets, now 17, who we have deemed not to be mature enough to be left alone overnight, much less for a week while we travel abroad because they tend to be unintentionally careless.

  3. Lot Chakonza:

    Choose to take care of the careless and you will end up having nought

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

  5. Stuart Pimm:

    Other than just the sheer awful news that Australia has lost so many of its species is the fact that it's done it across areas that are very, very sparsely populated, it tells us that by being careless, particularly with invasive species, that we can do an extraordinary amount of environmental harm even in places where there aren't a lot of people.

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  • безгрижен, невнимателен, немарлив, небреженBulgarian
  • negligent, imprudentCatalan, Valencian
  • nedbalý, lhostejný, lehkomyslnýCzech
  • unachtsam, unbedacht, unvorsichtig, unbekümmert, sorglos, fahrlässig, leichtsinnigGerman
  • αμελής, ξέγνοιαστος, ανέμελος, απερίσκεπτος, απρόσεκτοςGreek
  • malzorgaEsperanto
  • descuidado, despreocupado, negligente, irresponsableSpanish
  • négligent, insouciant, étourdiFrench
  • comaScottish Gaelic
  • gondatlan, figyelmetlen, gondtalanHungarian
  • áhyggjulaus, hirðulaus, kærulaus, káturIcelandic
  • neglegēnsLatin
  • pakihaha, tīrereMāori
  • achteloos, onbedachtzaam, onvoorzichtig, onverschilligDutch
  • despreocupado, desatencioso, descuidadoPortuguese
  • neglijent, nepăsătorRomanian
  • беспе́чный, беззабо́тный, небре́жный, невнима́тельныйRussian
  • nèbrižan, nȅmāran, bezbrižanSerbo-Croatian
  • สะเพร่า, ประมาท, ซุ่มซ่ามThai

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