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care·less

 (kâr′lĭs)
adj.
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.

care′less·ly adv.
care′less·ness n.
Synonyms: careless, heedless, thoughtless, inadvertent
These adjectives apply to people who perform actions marked by insufficient care or attention or to the actions themselves. Careless often implies negligence or casual indifference: "It is natural for careless writers to run into faults they never think of" (George Berkeley).
Heedless can suggest willful or reckless disregard: "She ... watched the top of the hill for someone drunk or heedless coming over it in part of her lane" (Andre Dubus).
Thoughtless applies to actions taken without due consideration; it frequently implies lack of concern for others: "a thoughtless remark about the war that will worry an already worried child" (Kristin Henderson).
Inadvertent implies unintentional lack of care or attention: "For the deterrence theorists, the greatest worry was inadvertent war, a cataclysm that might follow from misperception" (Eliot A. Cohen).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.carelessly - without care or concern; "carelessly raised the children's hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment"
2.carelessly - without caution or prudence; "one unfortunately sees historic features carelessly lost when estates fall into unsympathetic hands"
cautiously, carefully - as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact; "she ventured cautiously downstairs"; "they handled the incident with kid gloves"
3.carelessly - in a rakish manner; "she wore her hat rakishly at an angle"
Translations
بِدونِ اهْتِمامٍ عِنايَةٍ
nedbale
sjusket
leichtsinnigerweisenachlässig
nemarno
gondatlanul
kæruleysislega
brezskrbnoneprevidno
dikkat etmedendikkatsizce

carelessly

[ˈkɛəlɪslɪ] ADV
1. (= negligently) [write, leave, handle] → sin cuidado, sin la debida atención; [drive] → imprudentemente, con negligencia
2. (= casually) [say, reply] → a la ligera; [drop, toss] → despreocupadamente

carelessly

[ˈkɛərləsli] adv
(without care) [put, throw] → négligemment; [drive, park] → imprudemment
(= casually) → avec insouciance

carelessly

adv
(= negligently, heedlessly) leave, discard, place, handle, allowleichtsinnigerweise, unvorsichtigerweise
(= casually) saygedankenlos; throw, tossachtlos

carelessly

[ˈkɛəlɪslɪ] adv (act, drive) → con disattenzione, distrattamente; (work) → con poco impegno, negligentemente; (speak) → senza tatto

care

(keə) noun
1. close attention. Do it with care.
2. keeping; protection. Your belongings will be safe in my care.
3. (a cause for) worry. free from care; all the cares of the world.
4. treatment. medical care; skin care.
verb
1. to be anxious or concerned. Don't you care if you fail?; I couldn't care less (= It's of no importance to me); She really cares about her career.
2. to be willing (to). Would you care to have dinner with me?
ˈcareful adjective
1. taking care; being cautious. Be careful when you cross the street; a careful driver.
2. thorough. a careful search.
ˈcarefully adverb
ˈcarefulness noun
ˈcareless adjective
not careful (enough). This work is careless; a careless worker.
ˈcarelessly adverb
ˈcarelessness noun
ˈcarefree adjective
light-hearted. a carefree attitude.
care'giver noun
someone whose job is to look after a sick or disabled person.
ˈcaretaker noun
a person who looks after a building etc.
ˈcareworn adjective
worn out by worry. a careworn face.
ˈcare for
1. to look after (someone). The nurse will care for you.
2. to be fond of. I don't care for him enough to marry him.
care of (usually written c/o)
at the house or address of.
take care
to be cautious, watchful, thorough etc. Take care or you will fall!
take care of
to look after. Their aunt took care of them when their parents died.
References in classic literature ?
Hello, Jim,' she said carelessly as she walked into the kitchen and looked about her.
A tomahawk and scalping knife, of English manufacture, were in his girdle; while a short military rifle, of that sort with which the policy of the whites armed their savage allies, lay carelessly across his bare and sinewy knee.
said Hepzibah carelessly,--for, formal as she was, still, in her life's experience, she had gnashed her teeth against human law,--"I suppose he has a law of his own
It was carelessly at first, like a man chiefly accustomed to look inward, and to whom external matters are of little value and import, unless they bear relation to something within his mind.
At last extinguishing the fire, he took the idol up very unceremoniously, and bagged it again in his grego pocket as carelessly as if he were a sportsman bagging a dead woodcock.
Trumpet to mouth, the old man was standing in his hoisted quarter-boat, his ivory leg plainly revealed to the stranger captain, who was carelessly reclining in his own boat's bow.
The employment, naturally enough, suggested her conversation with the girl in the morning; and turning to her husband, she said, carelessly,
no, no"cried Emma, laughing as carelessly as she could "Upon no account in the world.
I heard from him just before I left Exeter;" taking a letter from her pocket and carelessly showing the direction to Elinor.
Tall, stout, and upright -- with bright blue eyes, and healthy, florid complexion -- his brown plush shooting-jacket carelessly buttoned awry; his vixenish little Scotch terrier barking unrebuked at his heels; one hand thrust into his waistcoat pocket, and the other smacking the banisters cheerfully as he came downstairs humming a tune -- Mr.
The cover was so carelessly adjusted that the slightest raising of it, the motion of a finger upon Scrooge's part, would have disclosed the face.
He can hardly say, just now,' observed Steerforth, carelessly.