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
No steals against the Warriors, who are known to be careless with the ball?
Bitterness, anger, and disgust would be the wages of this careless act.
He eventually was cited for careless driving and fined $164.
The Florida Highway Patrol did not pursue a criminal case and Woods was ticketed for careless driving, fined $164 and received four points against his license.
On November 30, Woods is issued a traffic citation for careless driving and is fined $164.
Another part thinks the way it’s being done is unnecessarily careless.
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Origin and Etymology of careless
First Known Use: before 12th century
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
CARELESS Defined for Kids
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