carelessness carelessness  /ˈkɛr ləs nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of not being careful or taking pains
  2. (n) failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

Usage(s):

  1. The most common-sense explanation for teens' carelessness is that their brains just aren't developed enough to know better.
  2. The carelessness extends to many of Dean's policy statements.
  3. They have exhibited astounding carelessness and cruelty in their depiction of my father and my entire family.

News

  1. Suit filed over fatal SW Missouri plane crash

    A new lawsuit blames pilot "negligence and carelessness" for causing a southwest Missouri plane crash that killed five people. The suit was filed Monday in Springfield by Janis Melton, the mother of one of the victims, 46-year-old Robin Melton.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: St. Joseph News-Press

  2. Suit filed over fatal southwest Missouri plane crash

    The lawsuit blames pilot "negligence and carelessness" in Sept. 15 crash Read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Columbia Missourian

  3. Suit Filed Over Fatal Plane Crash Near Willard

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A new lawsuit blames pilot "negligence and carelessness" for causing a southwest Missouri plane crash that killed five people.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTTS 94.7

Quotes

  1. "If this is what happened, BP's carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its inhabitants, and the workers on the rig," they wrote.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: AFP

  2. "As adults we have always taught our children to be aware of the perils of fire," Baca said. "In this case adults and fire and carelessness ...... are things that led to this crime."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Lee Baca Source: Central Florida News 13|

  3. Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat's Home Affairs spokesman, added: "This is an appalling breach of security, which suggests that procedures on such sensitive matters are lax to the point of utter carelessness. It beggars belief that the Government...
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Chris Huhne Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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