not paying enough attention to what one does:
a careless typist.
not exact, accurate, or thorough:
done or said heedlessly or negligently; unconsidered:
a careless remark.
not caring or troubling; having no care or concern; unconcerned (usually followed by of, about, or in):
careless of the rights of others; careless about one’s behavior; careless in speech.
possessed or caused without effort or art; unstudied:
Archaic. free from anxiety.
But the reporting, based on the same vague words, carelessly checked and sourced, remains unchanged.
Bernard-Henri Levy: Have I Become an Undesirable in Libya? Bernard-Henri Lévy March 26, 2013
According to Indian media reports, the Italians were accused of carelessly shooting like “cowboys at sea”.
Italian Pirate-Fighting Marines On Trial Barbie Latza Nadeau February 13, 2014
And you must retie binds with those you carelessly discarded.
Your Horoscopes: May 15-21 Starsky + Cox May 13, 2011
The acted-upon impulse to throw it all carelessly to the wind.
Men of a Certain Age and TV’s Midlife Crisis Nicole LaPorte January 4, 2011
Never has such a strong political hand been so needlessly, carelessly, calamitously thrown away.
Simon Schama on How Obama Threw It All Away in the Denver Debate Simon Schama October 4, 2012
So he spun on, carelessly good-humored, as they climbed the wind-ing hill-path.
The Ward of King Canute Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
“And before we know who she is to be,” said Mrs. Beaumont, carelessly.
Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
Either the inscriptions are now defaced or I have carelessly omitted to note them.
The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3), John Ruskin
“A mistake; the fellow took me for some one he knew,” he told her carelessly.
The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
Her hair was carelessly arranged, and her bonnet awry–unerring indications of fathomless female misery.
Round the Block John Bell Bouton
done with or acting with insufficient attention; negligent
often foll by in, of, or about. unconcerned in attitude or action; heedless; indifferent (to): she’s very careless about her clothes
(usually prenominal) carefree
(usually prenominal) unstudied; artless: an impression of careless elegance
Old English carleas “free from anxiety; unconcerned,” from care (n.) + -less; a compound probably from Proto-Germanic. Original senses extinct by mid-17c.; main modern meaning “not paying attention, inattentive, not taking due care” is first recorded 1560s (in carelessly).
not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist. not exact, accurate, or thorough: careless work. done or said heedlessly or negligently; unconsidered: a careless remark. not caring or troubling; having no care or concern; unconcerned (usually followed by of, about, or in): careless of the rights of others; careless about one’s behavior; […]
noun a telephone service set up by a company or other organization to provide its customers or clients with information about its products or services
a female given name. Contemporary Examples Caren Zucker is a television producer currently working on a six-part series on autism for the PBS NewsHour with Robert MacNeil. Christmas With My Son With Autism Caren Zucker December 22, 2010 Historical Examples A lamp upon the table, is so shaded as to concentrate the light and throws […]
a state of mind in which one is troubled; worry, anxiety, or concern: He was never free from care. a cause or object of worry, anxiety, concern, etc.: Their son has always been a great care to them. serious attention; solicitude; heed; caution: She devotes great care to her work. protection; charge: He is under […]