Definition of Carelessness in English :

Define Carelessness in English

Carelessness meaning in English

Meaning of Carelessness in English

Pronunciation of Carelessness in English

Carelessness pronunciation in English

Pronounce Carelessness in English


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1. carelessness, sloppiness

the quality of not being careful or taking pains

2. carelessness, neglect, negligence, nonperformance

failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of carelessness
done with or acting with insufficient attention; negligent
2. (often foll by in, of, or about)
unconcerned in attitude or action; heedless; indifferent (to)
she's very careless about her clothes
3. (usually prenominal)
4. (usually prenominal)
unstudied; artless
an impression of careless elegance

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see synonyms of carelessness
without worry; carefree; untroubled
not paying enough attention; not thinking before one acts or speaks; neglectful; heedless; inconsiderate
done or made without enough attention, precision, etc.; not painstaking or thorough
artless; unstudied
a careless grace

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of carelessness
1. Taking insufficient care; negligent: a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading.
2. Marked by or resulting from lack of forethought or thoroughness: a careless mistake.
3. Showing a lack of consideration: a careless remark.
4. Unconcerned or indifferent; heedless: careless of the consequences.
5. Unstudied or effortless: danced with careless grace.
6. Exhibiting a disposition that is free from cares; cheerful: a careless grin; a careless wave of the hand.

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