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Definition of the adjective careless

What does careless mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more careless / most careless

  1. marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
  2. effortless and unstudied
    • examples: an impression of careless elegance | danced with careless grace
    • similar: artless
  3. (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
    • example: careless of the consequences
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonym of careless: regardless
    • similar: heedless / unheeding

Alternative definition of the adjective careless


  1. [archaic] Free from care; unworried, without anxiety. [definition from 11th c.]
  2. Not concerned or worried (about). [definition from 11th c.]
  3. Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes. [definition from 16th c.]


  1. "Careless": Senilità is a 1962 Italian film. It stars Claudia Cardinale and Anthony Franciosa.
  2. "Careless" is a 2007 comedy mystery film written by Eric Laster and directed by Peter Spears.


"Careless" is a 2006 novel by Australian author Deborah Robertson.

  • language: English Language
  • released in (9 years ago)


  1. "Careless" was the second single released by Australian rock group Paul Kelly and the Messengers from their 1989 studio album, So Much Water So Close to Home. The song was written by Kelly and co-produced with Scott Litt. The single was released in November 1989 on the Mushroom Records label. It reached the Top 100 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. The song was later covered by Renée Geyer on Difficult Woman, Angie Hart on Women at the Well, and Ozi Batla on Before Too Long.
  2. "Careless" is a musical album of Stephen Bishop.
    • released in (39 years ago)
  3. "Careless" is Micky & the Motorcars' third album. It was released in May 2006. The last track (hidden) features a member of the band doing an Elvis impersonation.
  4. "Careless" is a composition.
  5. "Careless" is a musical EP of Jack Beats.
    • released on
  6. "Careless" is a musical single of Bourgie Bourgie.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  7. "Careless" is a musical album of Naïve.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  8. "Careless" is a musical single of Alex Winston.
    • released on
  9. "Careless" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  10. "Careless" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  11. "Careless" is a musical single of Cinerama.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  12. "Careless" is a composition.
  13. "Careless" is a composition.


Who is Careless?

Careless a.k.a. Hwang Woo-Jin is a modern pentathlete from South Korea. He competed for the modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, along with his compatriot Jung Jin-hwa.

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Google previewDay by Day Devotions 2 (2005)

by Karyn Henley

Being careless means not taking care to see if something is good for you or not.

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach


Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

Trever CARELESS, kar'les, CARELESSLY, kar'les-li: These words always mean, "without anxiety," the confidence springing from a sense of...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

selected: handpicked careless: absentminded, casual, cool, disorderly, easy, forgetful, haphazard, hasty, heedless, improvident, imprudent, inadvertent, inattentive, indifferent, injudicious, irresponsible, languid, lax, listless, messy, neglectful, ...

Google previewThe Blues Encyclopedia (2004)

by Edward Komara, Peter Lee

CARELESS. LOVE. One of the most important and frequently recorded of American folk songs. It is not strictly a blues song—in fact, it predates blues probably by some decades—though it has important blues characteristics and has long been ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Blues (2005)

by Edward Komara

CARELESS LOVE One of the most important and frequently recorded of American folk songs. It is not strictly a blues song — in fact, it predates blues probably by some decades — though it has important blues characteristics and has long ...

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Keen at the start, but careless at the end. (Cornelius Tacitus)
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1E1L1E1S1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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