careless: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kâr'lis), [key]
— adj.
  1. not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist.
  2. not exact, accurate, or thorough: careless work.
  3. done or said heedlessly or negligently; unconsidered: a careless remark.
  4. not caring or troubling; having no care or concern; unconcerned (usually fol. by of, about, or in): careless of the rights of others; careless about one's behavior; careless in speech.
  5. possessed or caused without effort or art; unstudied: careless beauty.
  6. free from anxiety.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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