Definition of Carelessness

1. Noun. The quality of not being careful or taking pains.

Exact synonyms: Sloppiness
Generic synonyms: Inattentiveness
Specialized synonyms: Incaution, Incautiousness, Neglect, Neglectfulness, Negligence, Unconscientiousness
Antonyms: Carefulness
Derivative terms: Careless, Careless, Sloppy



2. Noun. Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.

Definition of Carelessness

1. n. The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligence; inattention.

Definition of Carelessness

1. Noun. Lack of care. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carelessness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carelessness

careful
carefull
carefuller
carefullest
carefully
carefulness
carefulnesses
caregiver
caregivers
caregiving
caregivings
careless
careless(p)
carelessest
carelessly
carelessness
carelessnesses
careline
carelines
careme
caremes
carer
carers
cares
caresite
caress
caressed
caresser
caressers
caresses

Literary usage of Carelessness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"2 In the Mosaic law distinction was made between presence and absence of enmity in the manslayer, but the difference between carelessness and misfortune was ..."

2. Immigration and Labor: The Economic Aspects of European Immigration to the by Isaac Aaronovich Hourwich (1922)
"While carelessness on the part of the miners may be a contributory cause in many accidents, the "carelessness" itself is, as Dr. Roberts put it—a ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1839)
"Carelessness OR NEGLECT. A case was recently decided in the Supreme Court of New York, which may serve as a caution to men holding official situations, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"If there has been : on the part of plaintiffs euch carelessness 01 want of skill as the common law would esteem to be contributory negligence, ..."

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