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careless

view main entry for carelessadjective  /ˈkeə(r)ləs/
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carelessly

   adverb
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carelessness

   noun [uncountable]
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carelessness British English pronunciation: carelessnessClick to listen to the pronunciation of careless  noun [uncountable]Careless and casual: careless, casual, complacency, complacent, perfunctory, lackadaisical, remiss, slipshod, like a bull in a china shop

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