Care"less(?), a. [AS. cearles.] 1. Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted. Spenser.
Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.Shak.
2. Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless.
My brother was too careless of his charge.Shak.
He grew careless of himself.Steele.
3. Without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash; as, a
careless throw; a
He framed the careless rhyme.Beattie.
4. Not receiving care; uncared for.
Their many wounds and careless harms.Spenser.
Syn. -- Negligent; heedless; thoughtless; unthinking; inattentive; incautious; remiss; supine; forgetful; regardless; inconsiderate; listless.
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