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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 ?
Yet, though the copy is wanted in haste, the original is so carelessly written that I hardly know how to set about my task.
The Monkey approached carelessly and was caught in the trap; and on his accusing the Fox of purposely leading him into the snare, she replied, "O Monkey, and are you, with such a mind as yours, going to be King over the Beasts?
What the laborer wanted was to work as pleasantly as possible, with rests, and above all, carelessly and heedlessly, without thinking.
Through the terrible and deafening roar of those voices, amid the square masses of troops standing motionless as if turned to stone, hundreds of riders composing the suites moved carelessly but symmetrically and above all freely, and in front of them two men- the Emperors.
Curious to see what had startled her so, I looked towards the window - for her eyes had been carelessly fixed upon it the moment before - and just beheld the skirts of a man's coat vanishing behind a large holly-bush that stood between the window and the porch.
My attention was caught firstly by a bicycle lying carelessly on the turf, and secondly and lastly by a graceful woman's figure, recumbent and evidently sleeping against the turf bank, well tucked in among the afternoon shadows.
Then some of the wood that had been carelessly thrown down, caught fire and began to blaze.
When he heard such words dropping carelessly from the lips of the members of this marvellous family, her family, he thrilled with delight.
Magdalen advanced to meet her sister, carelessly swinging her closed parasol from side to side, carelessly humming an air from the overture which had preceded the rising of the curtain on the previous night.
During a brief interval, employed by the pupils in ruling their books, my eye, ranging carelessly over the benches, observed, for the first time, that the farthest seat in the farthest row--a seat usually vacant--was again filled by the new scholar, the Mdlle.
he asked carelessly, as though he never drank anything else.
I shall probably take off her socks," I said carelessly to this.