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Definition of "careless" []

  • Taking insufficient care; negligent: a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading. (adjective)
  • Marked by or resulting from lack of forethought or thoroughness: a careless mistake. (adjective)
  • Showing a lack of consideration: a careless remark. (adjective)
  • Unconcerned or indifferent; heedless: careless of the consequences. (adjective)
  • Unstudied or effortless: danced with careless grace. (adjective)
  • Done with or acting with insufficient attention; negligent (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Unconcerned in attitude or action; heedless; indifferent (to) (adjective)
  • Carefree (adjective)
  • Unstudied; artless (adjective)

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Use "careless" in a sentence
  • "Geithner apologized for what he called careless mistakes."
  • "Police blame the incident on what they call careless zoo keepers."
  • "Police blame the incident on what they call careless zookeepers."