Definition of careless
2 : not taking care My brother was too careless of his charge. — Shakespeare
Examples of careless in a Sentence
He is a careless worker.
She was careless with my things.
It was a careless mistake.
a newspaper known for careless reporting
Recent Examples of careless from the Web
The driver, who Matey did not name, was cited for careless operation of a motor vehicle but was not taken into custody at the time.
Germany would win, 1-0, scoring off a careless Chile mistake and holding on thanks to this jaw-droppingly bad miss from Ángelo Sagal.
The careless ingestion, with dire consequences, of too many drugs.
Like most viewers, Boucher noted his teammate's lack of effort and failure to box out UNC players, and vowed never to make such a careless mistake.
Neither Saban nor Kiffin said publicly what caused the dustup, which occurred after a careless Alabama fumble led to a Western Kentucky touchdown in garbage time.
The resulting waves feed ongoing gripes about boat size and careless drivers.
In the restaurant world, barbecue celebrates a careless abandonment of formality--focusing on the smoker and the pit, rather than tablecloths or even chairs.
Perez picked off a careless Chacin, who had ventured too far off third base on a ball in the dirt.
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CARELESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of careless for English Language Learners
: not using care : not careful
: done, made, or said without enough thought or attention
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