carelessly carelessly  /ˈkɛr ləs li/


  1. (adv) without care or concern
  2. (adv) without caution or prudence
  3. (adv) in a rakish manner


  1. They blame Western-trained doctors who don't understand traditional cures, and who carelessly prescribe or combine it with interferon.
  2. Both Gallo and Diopioulis were carelessly facing the wall instead of the door.
  3. The summer comedy season opened with Judd Apatow's Knocked Up, starring Seth Rogen as a pudgy, mouthy slob who carelessly impregnates pretty Katherine Heigl.


  1. Work session ahead to avert school layoffs

    School Board member Nancy Stacy threw down the gauntlet Tuesday night, calling the School District administration a group of power-hungry kings and queens carelessly spending taxpayer money.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Ocala Star-Banner

  2. C-470 grass fire blamed on cigarette

    An afternoon grass fire at C-470 and University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch is being blamed on a carelessly discarded cigarette, according to Littleton Fire Rescue Division Chief Doug Ireland.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Parker Chronicle


  1. ...Valerie Plame, the CIA operative at the heart of a political scandal, told Congress Friday that senior officials at the White House and State Department "carelessly and recklessly" blew her cover to discredit her diplomat-husband.
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Valerie Plame Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "At this point, no one knows how the situation will develop," Han said, according to Shin. "We shouldn't carelessly predict anything. It's a very important issue that requires thorough preparation for every scenario."
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Han Seung-soo Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The most serious impact of the court's holding will be on innocent persons wrongfully arrested based on erroneous information carelessly maintained in a computer database," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for dissenters.
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: USA Today

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