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  • adj.without sufficient attention
  • adj.artless

synonyms for careless

  • casual
  • forgetful
  • hasty
  • inaccurate
  • indifferent
  • indiscreet
  • irresponsible
  • lackadaisical
  • lax
  • negligent
  • nonchalant
  • reckless
  • sloppy
  • thoughtless
  • wasteful
  • absent-minded
  • abstracted
  • cursory
  • disregardful
  • heedless
  • improvident
  • imprudent
  • inadvertent
  • incautious
  • inconsiderate
  • indolent
  • injudicious
  • loose
  • mindless
  • napping
  • oblivious
  • offhand
  • perfunctory
  • pococurante
  • regardless
  • remiss
  • slipshod
  • uncircumspect
  • unconcerned
  • unguarded
  • unheeding
  • unmindful
  • unobservant
  • unreflective
  • unthinking
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antonyms for careless

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  • attentive
  • careful
  • caring
  • mindful
  • responsible
  • accurate
  • cautious
  • concerned
  • guarded
  • kind
  • painstaking
  • prudent
  • ready
  • scrupulous
  • thoughtful
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How to use careless in a sentence

While I understand there are some areas with persistent problems of uncontrolled fires and careless discarding of hot coals, it would be a true loss to ban fires from all beaches.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: A BRIEF, FIERY INVESTIGATION OF BEACH BONFIRE RULESMACKENZIE ELMERMAY 10, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Set up PIN protectionOpen up your Roku account page on the web and you can add PIN protection to various aspects of the Roku experience—handy if you have young children in the house or just careless housemates.
7 TIPS AND TRICKS TO MASTER YOUR ROKUDAVID NIELDMARCH 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
College dorms are another type of communal living site, and careless students can make matters worse.
WHERE ARE WE MOST LIKELY TO CATCH COVID-19?BETSY LADYZHETSMARCH 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
We don’t ever want to see him in the hospital again, and especially not because we were careless.
MY FAMILY IS STILL BEING CAREFUL ABOUT COVID-19. WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE WE'RE THE ONLY ONES?JAMIE DUCHARMEFEBRUARY 25, 2021TIME
This statement was a careless over-generalization, but it reflected a common perception of the time.
COVID-19 ISN'T THE FIRST PANDEMIC TO AFFECT MINORITY POPULATIONS DIFFERENTLY. HERE'S WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE 1918 FLUEMILY BARONEAUGUST 7, 2020TIME
Of Liszt the first part of this is not true, for if he strikes a wrong note it is simply because he chooses to be careless.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He hurried to the Hotel d'Ettres; but the scenes of careless gaiety he saw there, seemed only to chafe his mind.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
She is always attired in black, and is utterly careless in dress, yet nothing can conceal her innate elegance of figure.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Never had Tom seen his gay and careless cousin in such guise: he was restless, silent, intense and inarticulate.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Thus arrayed I fixed myself on the porch, to be smoking my pipe in a careless, indifferent way when she came.
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