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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carelessly, heedlessly(adverb)

    without care or concern

    "carelessly raised the children's hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment"

  2. incautiously, carelessly(adverb)

    without caution or prudence

    "one unfortunately sees historic features carelessly lost when estates fall into unsympathetic hands"

  3. rakishly, raffishly, carelessly(adverb)

    in a rakish manner

    "she wore her hat rakishly at an angle"


  1. carelessly(Adverb)

    Giving the appearance of carelessness; relaxedly.

    The papers were carelessly strewn on the table.

  2. carelessly(Adverb)

    Done without care or attention; inattentively.

    Distracted by the salesperson, he carelessly read the contract.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carelessly(adverb)

    in a careless manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carelessly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carelessly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of carelessly in a Sentence

  1. Dana Boente:

    For his own vindictive purposes, Jeffrey Sterling carelessly disclosed extremely valuable, highly classified information that he had taken an oath to keep secret.

  2. Eleanor Hamilton:

    A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.

  3. Li Mengru:

    They used to buy a lot and spend their money rather carelessly, now they are becoming choosier as they turn cautious about spending.

  4. Wendell Berry:

    Without a complex knowledge of one’s place and without the faithfulness to one’s place on which such knowledge depends, it is inevitable that the place will be used carelessly, and eventually destroyed. Without such knowledge and faithfulness, moreover, the culture of a country will be superficial and decorative, functional only insofar as it may be a symbol of prestige, the affectation of an elite or “in” group.

  5. Willetta Avery:

    You're just as at risk as anybody else, you can be the healthiest person on Earth, and you still risk your life every time you carelessly go out here and act like it's not real.

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    very close or connected in space or time
    • A. indiscernible
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    • C. contiguous
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