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adjective careless pronunciation in British English /ˈkeə(r)ləs/
  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 someones 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
      It had been a careless, happy time.
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carelessly

 careless pronunciation in British English adverb

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 careless pronunciation in British English noun [uncountable]

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