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Careless and casual - thesaurus

Synonyms

careless

adjective

a careless person does not think about what they are doing, so they make mistakes, hurt people, or damage things

casual

adjective

used when you are criticizing someone for being too relaxed or not careful enough about what they do or say

careless

adjective

used about someone’s actions

complacency

noun

a complacent attitude or way of behaving

complacent

adjective

too confident and relaxed because you think you can deal with something easily, even though this may not be true

perfunctory

adjective

done without much effort or interest

lackadaisical

adjective

doing something in a lazy or careless way that shows that you are not really interested in it

remiss

adjective

careless about doing what you need to do

slipshod

adjective

done in a careless way

like a bull in a china shop

doing something with too much enthusiasm or too quickly and carelessly in a way that may damage things or upset someone

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aimless

adjective

without any particular purpose or plan

airy

adjective

mainly literary showing that you do not think that someone or something is important

blundering

adjective

extremely careless or stupid

brain-dead

adjective

informal extremely stupid or careless

careless

adjective

formal not thinking or worrying enough about something

devil-may-care

adjective

relaxed and happy, with a tendency to take risks and not worry about the future

dizzy

adjective

informal silly, careless, and not interested in serious things

gratuitous

adjective

done or shown without any good reason

half-arsed

adjective

Britishimpolite done in a careless or lazy way

ham-fisted

adjective

Britishinformal not careful or gentle enough

idle

adjective

without a good reason or real purpose

insouciant

adjective

mainly literary not worrying about or paying attention to possible problems

lax

adjective

not paying enough attention to rules, or not caring enough about quality or safety

loose

adjective

old-fashioned careless about what you say or who you say it to

negligent

adjective

failing to give care or attention, especially when this causes harm or damage

negligent

adjective

literary relaxed and informal

nonchalant

adjective

relaxed and not worried about anything

quick and dirty

adjective

informal made or produced very quickly but not very well

rudderless

adjective

lacking any clear aim, purpose, or direction

self-destructive

adjective

doing things that are likely to harm you or to make you fail

slapdash

adjective

doing something quickly and not carefully

slap-happy

adjective

informal silly and not thinking about what you are doing

sloppy

adjective

done in a very careless way

slovenly

adjective

careless, or untidy

superficial

adjective

a superficial person does not think about serious or important things

tactless

adjective

someone who is tactless is not careful about the way that they speak or behave towards other people and so often upsets them

unconcern

noun

a lack of worry or interest, especially relating to a situation that other people think you should care about

unconcerned

adjective

not worried about a situation or what will happen, especially when other people think you should be worried

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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