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lackadaisical is a synonym of careless

adjective [ lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl ]

lackadaisical is another word for careless

Careless describes someone who doesn’t pay proper attention to what they’re doing, especially when that leads them to make mistakes (a careless researcher).

Lackadaisical describes someone who is lazy or disinterested (a lackadaisical employee).

✅ Both careless and lackadaisical describe someone who doesn’t do something properly and therefore can make mistakes, or something that shows evidence of those mistakes (careless writing; a lackadaisical attempt at organizing).

Careless emphasizes not paying enough attention to what you’re doing, whereas lackadaisical emphasizes not putting in enough effort.

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benevolent is a synonym of compassionate

adjective [ buh-nev-uh-luhnt ]

benevolent is another word for compassionate

Compassionate and benevolent both describe people who want to help others (a compassionate and caring friend; a benevolent and well-loved leader).

Compassionate emphasizes wanting to help others because of a sympathy for their suffering or misfortune (He was too compassionate for his own good).

Benevolent emphasizes wanting to help other people out of a sense of goodwill, or a desire to be kind (The CEO became unusually benevolent after a Christmas-time haunting).

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devoted is a synonym of loyal

adjective [ dih-voh-tid ]

devoted is another word for loyal

Loyal and devoted both describe being emotionally attached to someone or something, and being dedicated to it because of that attachment.

Loyal means being faithful to a person, thing, or cause (a loyal friend; a loyal member of the party), while devoted means being particularly intense or zealous in your attachment (a devoted follower of football; a devoted mother).

Devoted implies feelings of care and love, whereas loyal is less specific: you might be loyal for moral reasons, economic reasons, because you think it’s advantageous to you, or any other reason, including feelings of care and love.

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