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Definition of Careless

Careless

  1. Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.
  2. Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless.
  3. Without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash; as, a careless throw; a careless expression.
  4. Not receiving care; uncared for.

Careless Quotations

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Albert Einstein

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.
Irving Babbitt

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Mark Twain

In the matter of learning, the difference between the earnest and the careless student stands out clearly. The same holds true in the mastering of passion and the weaknesses to which our nature is subject, as in the acquiring of virtue.
Saint Ignatius

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
Johann Arndt
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Careless Translations

careless in Dutch is nonchalant, nalatig, onachtzaam
careless in Hungarian is gondtalan, gondatlan
careless in Italian is abborracciatamente, incauto, leggiero
careless in Latin is incuriosus
careless in Portuguese is descuidado
careless in Spanish is incauto, atolondrado, sin cuidado, negligente
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