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- (archaic) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety. [from 11thc.]
- Not concerned or worried (about). [from 11thc.]
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IV, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- "He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
- Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes. [from 16thc.]
Jessica was so careless that she put her shorts on backwards.
- See also Wikisaurus:careless
not concerned or worried — see carefree
not giving sufficient attention or thought
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