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1. careless

adjective. ['ˈkɛrlɛs'] marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful.

Synonyms

  • unconcerned
  • carefulness
  • slipshod
  • negligent
  • offhanded
  • haphazard
  • heedless
  • slapdash
  • casual
  • offhand
  • reckless
  • perfunctory
  • cursory
  • imprudent
  • passing
  • inattentive
  • incautious
  • superficial

Antonyms

  • concerned
  • prudent
  • carelessness
  • profound
  • careful
  • diligent
  • cautious

Etymology

  • careles (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carleas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Careless

  • hairless
  • airless

Example sentences of the word careless


1. Adjective
One careless moment with a heavy pot can leave your sink with an unsightly blemish that requires professional repair.

2. Noun, singular or mass
One careless touch to your mouth, eyes or nose could send the eggs on a new journey.

Quotes containing the word careless


1. That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.
- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

2. Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters
- Albert Einstein

3. The art of living... is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.
- Alan W. Watts

2. careless

adjective. ['ˈkɛrlɛs'] effortless and unstudied.

Antonyms

  • dry

Etymology

  • careles (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carleas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. careless

adjective. ['ˈkɛrlɛs'] (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration.

Synonyms

  • regardless
  • heedless

Antonyms

  • tight
  • unemotional
  • tidy

Etymology

  • careles (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • carleas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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