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

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope