Synonyms for careless

Grammar : Adj
Spell : kair-lis
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɛər lɪs

Top 10 synonyms for careless Other synonyms for the word careless

Définition of careless

Origin :
  • 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).
  • adj without sufficient attention
  • adj artless
Example sentences :
  • Yet the great lady is not careless of engagements, and the wait is never prolonged.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • With a careless nod to Halbert, she took Robert's arm, and left the schoolhouse.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • But what troubled her most of all was that he should be so careless about the wrong he had done, whatever it was.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • His puppets no longer interest him; he is careless of characterization.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • "Let me know about it before you do it," said Linda with a careless laugh.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Possibly he could have been happier in a careless way if he had never suffered.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Kingozi threw a careless glance in the direction of the approaching group.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • For the first time Kingozi's careless, candid stare narrowed to a focus.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • Still I confess that liquor did all the mischief, as I had drunk just enough to make me careless.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • "Oh, it is only a robin," said the huntsman, and with a careless laugh he went on his way.
  • Extract from : « A Little Book of Profitable Tales » by Eugene Field

Antonyms for careless

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