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adjective     careless pronunciation in American English
/ˈkerləs/
  1. 1
    a careless person does not think about what they are doing, so they make mistakes, hurt people, or damage things

    Try not to be so careless next time!

    it was careless of someone:

    It was very careless of you to leave the medicine where the children could get it.

    1. a.
      used about someone’s actions

      a careless piece of work

      careless driving

  2. 2
    formal not thinking or worrying enough about something
    careless of/about:

    an administration that is careless of press freedom

  3. 3
    natural and relaxed

    a lazy, almost careless gesture

    a careless laugh

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    1. a.
      old-fashioned carefree
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carelessly

     carelessly pronunciation in American English
adverb

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     carelessness pronunciation in American English
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