• WordNet 3.6
    • n carelessness failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    • n carelessness the quality of not being careful or taking pains
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An estimated $1 million is lost at race tracks each year by people who lose or carelessly throw away winning tickets.
    • n Carelessness The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligence; inattention.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carelessness The state or quality of being careless; heedlessness; inattention; negligence.
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  • Gaelic Proverb
    Gaelic Proverb
    “Carelessness is worse than a thieve.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.”
  • Grannville
    “In private grief with careless scorn. In public seem to triumph and not to mourn.”
  • Ben Johnson
    “Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness.”


In literature:

Theirs was a careless, unconventional tie, which could be broken to-morrow.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
But although the pay was very small the work was never careless.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Incompetent and careless doctors are the cause of much trouble.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
She walked on haughtily, carelessly, dumb.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
He was supported by a life belt carelessly strapped around him.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
A man passed slowly through the car, carelessly eyeing the passengers.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
The fruit minded us of sunlit vines, and the careless rapture of the South.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
And so, while the babe smiled, there came to its face such an angel-brightness, that it shone into the mother's careless heart.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Our Dutchman gazed carelessly at him through the window of the car in which he sat.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
As old and as wise as the Cumaean Sybil at one moment, as light and careless as a Hebe the next.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath

In poetry:

Solicitous for others' ends,
Though fond of dear repose;
Careless or drowsy with my friends,
And frolic with my foes.
"Farewell to London" by Alexander Pope
The mother clasp'd her orphan child
Unto her breast and wept;
And sweetly folded in her arms
The careless baby slept.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
The proud, the happy chose it not,
The careless pass'd it by,
It grew unheeded of the blest,
To be the lost one's joy.
"Sent To A Friend With A Wild Flower, Called "The Simpler's Joy"" by Caroline Fry
Dull, desperate, ceaseless slaving
Bereft her of power to pray,
And Man was careless and cruel,
And God was far away.
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
Now at these sports he toil'd himself,
That he a sickness took,
Through which all manly exercise
He carelessly forsook.
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
A voice calls from the rapids,
Deep, careless and free,
A voice that is larger than her life
Or than her death shall be.
"The Half-Breed Girl" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Investigators have determined that a fire at filmmaker Tyler Perry's Atlanta studios was caused by careless smoking.
Even with the best security, a careless insider can always let Dracula in.
Sax Man's " Careless Whisper".
Careless Drivers Crash Into Police Cars.
Google defends Chrome OS and the cloud from Richard Stallman, who characterized the effort as designed to push people into " careless computing".
Google Says Chrome OS, Cloud Aren't Careless Computing.
Guillot Buys Careless Jewel for $1.95 Million.
Careless Jewel in the Fasig-Tipton November sale.
Careless Jewel, who captured the 2009 Alabama Stakes (gr.
Also from James Krohe Jr. Careless with heroes.
A dangerous city for careless pedestrians.
' Careless ' release of an inmate is a mistake that can't happen again.
Careless Jewel Turns Alabama Into a Laugher.
Careless Jewel leaves the rest behind in the Alabama.
Elizabeth George has another chapter in her Inspector Lynley series, " Careless in Red" (Harper, 721 pages).

In science:

Hence the chiral condensate, i.e., the trace of the full fermion propagator, calculated in a certain truncation of the SD equations (be it consistent or not) is inevitably gauge dependent if one simply takes the trace naively and carelessly.
Comment on "Truncated Schwinger-Dyson Equations and Gauge Covariance in QED3"
Apart from the logarithmic corrections, this returns the familiar condition traditionally written in a careless form Mw(E ) ≃ 1 in which units do not match.
Heteropolymer Sequence Design and Preferential Solvation of Hydrophilic Monomers: One More Application of Random Energy Model
The original solution was published almost 100 years ago, so to ignore it would be careless.
A fresh look at some questions surrounding black holes
For ease of exposition, we are being a bit careless here in the case of the root system of type Dn but this is taken care of later in the paper.
Prime Representations from a Homological Perspective
From the consistent history perspective, this is somewhat careless terminology; what the writers have in mind is, typically, a situation in which a macroscopic apparatus can be set to produce a spin half particle either in the state Sx = 1/2 or in the state Sz = 1/2.
Choice of Consistent Family, and Quantum Incompatibility