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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Careless


CARELESS, adjective [care and less. See Loose.]

1. Having no care; heedless; negligent; unthinking; inattentive; regardless; unmindful; followed by of or about; as a careless mother; a mother careless of or about her children, is an unnatural parent.

2. Free from care or anxiety; whence, undisturbed; cheerful.

Thus wisely careless innocently gay.

3. Done or said without care; unconsidered; as a careless throw; a careless expression.

4. Not regarding with care; unmoved by; unconcerned for; as, careless of money; careless of consequences.

5. Contrived without art.