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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Careless  \Care"less\,  a.  [AS.  cearle['a]s.] 
  1.  Free  from  care  or  anxiety.  hence  cheerful;  light-hearted. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Sleep  she  as  sound  as  careless  infancy.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Having  no  care  not  taking  ordinary  or  proper  care 
  negligent;  unconcerned;  heedless;  inattentive;  unmindful; 
  regardless. 
 
  My  brother  was  too  careless  of  his  charge.  --Shak. 
 
  He  grew  careless  of  himself.  --Steele. 
 
  3.  Without  thought  or  purpose;  without  due  care  without 
  attention  to  rule  or  system;  unstudied;  inconsiderate; 
  spontaneous;  rash;  as  a  careless  throw;  a  careless 
  expression. 
 
  He  framed  the  careless  rhyme.  --Beattie. 
 
  4.  Not  receiving  care  uncared  for  [R.] 
 
  Their  many  wounds  and  careless  harms.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  Negligent;  heedless;  thoughtless;  unthinking; 
  inattentive;  incautious;  remiss;  supine;  forgetful; 
  regardless;  inconsiderate;  listless. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  careless 
  adj  1:  marked  by  lack  of  attention  or  consideration  or  forethought 
  or  thoroughness;  not  careful;  "careless  about  her 
  clothes";  "forgotten  by  some  careless  person";  "a 
  careless  housekeeper";  "careless  proofreading";  "it 
  was  a  careless  mistake";  "hurt  by  a  careless  remark" 
  [ant:  {careful}] 
  2:  effortless  and  unstudied;  "an  impression  of  careless 
  elegance";  "danced  with  careless  grace" 
  3:  (usually  followed  by  `of')  without  due  thought  or 
  consideration;  "careless  of  the  consequences";  "the 
  proverbial  grasshopper--thoughtless  of  tomorrow"; 
  "crushing  the  blooms  with  regardless  tread"  [syn:  {careless(p)}, 
  {thoughtless(p)},  {regardless}] 
  4:  showing  an  unthinking  lack  of  consideration;  "a  careless 
  remark" 




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