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

Syn. -- Negligent; heedless; thoughtless; unthinking; inattentive; incautious; remiss; supine; forgetful; regardless; inconsiderate; listless.
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