Associations to the word «Careless»


CARELESS, adjective. (archaic) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety. [from 11thc.]
CARELESS, adjective. Not concerned or worried (about). [from 11thc.]
CARELESS, adjective. Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes. [from 16thc.]

Dictionary definition

CARELESS, adjective. 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".
CARELESS, adjective. Effortless and unstudied; "an impression of careless elegance"; "danced with careless grace".
CARELESS, adjective. (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration; "careless of the consequences"; "crushing the blooms with regardless tread".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley