careless careless  /ˈkɛr ləs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
  2. (adj) effortless and unstudied
  3. (adj) (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration

Usage(s):

  1. After being touted as the best of America--talented, free-spirited and confident--he left Italy as that other type: reckless, careless and cocky.
  2. Or, to pick an image from another Disney cartoon classic, Neverland could also be Pinocchio's Pleasure Island, where careless lads were transformed into slaves and donkeys.
  3. Then a careless American doctor at a local military base ordered hundreds of gallons of formaldehyde dumped into the Han River.

News

  1. Careless smoking leads to deadly apartment fire

    Police say careless smoking may have caused a fire that killed a 45-year-old man in the Lake Michigan shoreline city of Ludington.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ClickOnDetroit

  2. Careless smoking suspected in Ludington fire death

    Police say careless smoking may have caused a fire that killed a 45-year-old man in the Lake Michigan shoreline city of Ludington.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Careless smoking may have led to fatal fire

    Police say careless smoking may have caused a fire that killed a 45-year-old man in the Lake Michigan shoreline city of Ludington.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WZZM 13 Grand Rapids

Quotes

  1. "I definitely was a little bit careless back in those days when I was buying supplements and vitamins over the counter . . . but I never buy steroids or use steroids," Ortiz said Saturday afternoon at a news conference at Yankee Stadium before...
    on Aug 8, 2009 By: David Ortiz Source: Washington Post

  2. As to his failure to pay the payroll taxes from 2001 to 2004 while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, Geithner said: "These were careless mistakes. They were avoidable mistakes."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Timothy Geithner Source: FOXNews

  3. "In the final days of campaigns, the say-anything, do- anything politics too often takes over," Obama said. "We've seen it before and we are seeing it again -- ugly phone calls, misleading mail, misleading TV ads, careless, outrageous...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

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