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careless

care·less

careless

 
pronunciation:
ker lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not cautious or attentive enough; negligent.
a careless driver
synonyms:
inattentive, neglectful, negligent, remiss
antonyms:
attentive, careful, deliberate, exact
similar words:
cavalier, derelict, harum-scarum, imprudent, inadvertent, incautious, lax, mindless, off guard, perfunctory, rash, reckless, slack, slipshod, thoughtless, unwise, vagabond
definition 2: imprecise or incomplete.
a careless job of painting
synonyms:
imprecise, incomplete, perfunctory, sloppy
antonyms:
careful, meticulous, scrupulous, thorough
similar words:
hit-or-miss, inferior, messy, slapdash, slipshod, slovenly, unfinished
definition 3: marked or caused by lack of forethought or consideration.
a careless errorcareless words
synonyms:
inadvertent, offhand, thoughtless, unthinking
antonyms:
careful, diligent, thoughtful
similar words:
accidental, casual, cavalier, glib, ill-advised, lax, unintentional, unplanned, unwitting
definition 4: unconcerned; indifferent (usu. fol. by of, in, or about).
careless of their feelings
synonyms:
casual, inattentive, inconsiderate, indifferent, perfunctory, thoughtless, unconcerned, unthinking
antonyms:
considerate, precise, punctilious, studious, thoughtful
similar words:
cavalier, devil-may-care, flippant, heedless, impolite, lackadaisical, lax, negligent, rude, slack, tactless, uncivil, unmindful
definition 5: effortless; natural.
careless poise
synonyms:
casual, easy, effortless, natural
similar words:
free and easy, spontaneous, unaffected
derivations: carelessly (adv.), carelessness (n.)
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The word careless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1