Carelessness Care"less*ness, n. The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligence; inattention. [1913 Webster]

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  • Carelessness — is lack of concern about the consequences of an action, and by extension, the behavior that results from that lack of concern. Carelessness has been hypothesized to be one possible cause of accident proneness. See also * Impulsivity * Negligence… …   Wikipedia

  • carelessness — index delinquency (failure of duty), dereliction, disinterest (lack of interest), disregard (unconcern), inco …   Law dictionary

  • carelessness — n. carelessness about, in, with * * * [ keəlɪsnɪs] in with carelessness about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • carelessness — noun Lack of care. This accident was caused by carelessness. Syn: inattention, negligence Ant: carefulness See Also: careless …   Wiktionary

  • carelessness — careless ► ADJECTIVE 1) not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoiding harm or mistakes. 2) (careless of/about) not concerned or worried about. 3) showing no interest or effort; casual. DERIVATIVES carelessly adverb carelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • carelessness — noun see careless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carelessness — See carelessly. * * * …   Universalium

  • carelessness — Synonyms and related words: abandon, absentmindedness, accidia, acedia, aloofness, apathy, ataraxia, ataraxy, blowziness, blunderheadedness, blundering, boggling, boredom, botchery, botching, bungling, caprice, careless abandon, casualness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carelessness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. unconcern, nonchalance, heedlessness, rashness, omission, slackness, neglectfulness, delinquency, indolence, procrastination, dereliction, neglect, negligence, disregard, imprudence, haphazardness, inattention, sloppiness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • carelessness — care·less·ness || kÉ™rlÉ™snɪs / keÉ™l n. lack of caution; indifference …   English contemporary dictionary

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