Definition of careless
- careless days
- My brother was too careless of his charge.
He is a careless worker.
She was careless with my things.
It was a careless mistake.
a newspaper known for careless reporting
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: not using care : not careful
: done, made, or said without enough thought or attention
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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