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The ladies looked one another over with microscopic carelessness.
Arthur Baer

Meaning of "carelessness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CARELESSNESS

carelessness  [ˈkeələsnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CARELESSNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Carelessness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CARELESSNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Carelessness

Carelessness refers to the lack of awareness during a behavior that results in the unintentional production of alternate consequences. The consequences of carelessness are often undesirable and tend to be mistakes. A lack of concern or an indifference for the consequences of the action due to inattention may contribute to the origin of carelessness. Carelessness has been hypothesized to be one possible cause of accident-proneness.

Definition of carelessness in the English dictionary

The first definition of carelessness in the dictionary is lack of care or attention. Other definition of carelessness is the quality of being negligent. Carelessness is also the quality of being casual or relaxed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CARELESSNESS


breathlessness
ˈbreθləsnɪs
callousness
ˈkæləsnɪs
frivolousness
ˈfrɪvələsnɪs
helplessness
ˈhɛlpləsnɪs
hopelessness
ˈhəʊpləsnɪs
joblessness
ˈdʒɒbləsnɪs
lawlessness
ˈlɔːləsnɪs
listlessness
ˈlɪstləsnɪs
marvelousness
ˈmɑːvələsnɪs
meticulousness
mɪˈtɪkjʊləsnɪs
powerlessness
ˈpaʊələsnɪs
recklessness
ˈrɛkləsnɪs
restlessness
ˈrɛstləsnɪs
ridiculousness
rɪˈdɪkjʊləsnɪs
ruthlessness
ˈruːθləsnɪs
selflessness
ˈselfləsnɪs
sleeplessness
ˈsliːpləsnɪs
thoughtlessness
ˈθɔːtləsnɪs
timelessness
ˈtaɪmləsnɪs
uselessness
ˈjuːsləsnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CARELESSNESS

carefree
carefreeness
careful
carefully
carefulness
caregiver
caregiving
careless
careless driving
carelessly
careline
careme
carer
caress
caresser
caressingly
caressive
caressively
caret
caretake

WORDS THAT END LIKE CARELESSNESS

biliousness
business
consciousness
dangerousness
deliciousness
deviousness
flawlessness
heedlessness
hilariousness
homelessness
jealousness
nervousness
obviousness
preciousness
rebelliousness
religiousness
righteousness
seriousness
statelessness
unconsciousness
viciousness

Synonyms and antonyms of carelessness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CARELESSNESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «carelessness» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of carelessness

Translation of «carelessness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CARELESSNESS

Find out the translation of carelessness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of carelessness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «carelessness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

粗心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

descuido
570 millions of speakers

English

carelessness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लापरवाही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا مبالاة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

беспечность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

descuido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসতর্কতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

négligence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecuaian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sorglosigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不注意
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Carelessness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bất cẩn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவனக்குறைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निष्काळजीपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dikkatsizlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disattenzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niedbalstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безтурботність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nepăsare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απροσεξία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

roekeloosheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slarv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uforsiktighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of carelessness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CARELESSNESS»

The term «carelessness» is regularly used and occupies the 58.117 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CARELESSNESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «carelessness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «carelessness» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about carelessness

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10 QUOTES WITH «CARELESSNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word carelessness.
1
Jane Austen
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
2
Arthur Baer
The ladies looked one another over with microscopic carelessness.
3
Emily Browning
With young people, there's often that carelessness, allowing yourself to get into danger - recklessness, I suppose.
4
Noel Coward
That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was, holding us together.
5
Kevin DeYoung
Many of us think in terms in parental determinism: 'If I push all the right buttons my kids are going to turn out OK.' I want to instill in myself and my people a wonderful dose, not of carelessness, but of God's sovereignty. He knows the hairs on your kids' heads.
6
James E. Faust
Unfortunately, some of our greatest tribulations are the result of our own foolishness and weakness and occur because of our own carelessness or transgression.
7
Jonathan Ive
What we make testifies who we are. People can sense care and can sense carelessness. This relates to respect for each other and carelessness is personally offensive.
8
Andrew O'Hagan
As a writer I care about America, and care about its carelessness.
9
Luis Palau
When you face the perils of weariness, carelessness, and confusion, don't pray for an easier life. Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God.
10
Billy Sunday
When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CARELESSNESS»

Discover the use of carelessness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to carelessness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Managerialism in Education: Commercialization, ...
' In its copious coverage and exposition of the gender bias, and other biases, of the conditions governing selection procedures and their encoded values, this book provides a timely eye-opener for policy makers in Ireland and other ...
Kathleen Lynch, Bernie Grummell, Dympna Devine, 2012
2
Divided Between Carelessness and Care: A Cultural History
Covering topics as diverse as familial care, medical care, artistic care, scientific care, and various other permutations of the term, this book examines the word and concept of "care" from a cultural perspective, tracing its use throughout ...
Richard Hillyer, 2013
3
George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity
The Scottish poet, author, and Christian minister George MacDonald is widely known as an inspiration for the works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll, among others.
Daniel Gabelman, 2013
4
Driving Offences: Law, Policy and Practice
Supreme Court held that the collision could only be explained by D's inattention and that he must have fallen asleep. D was found guilty of gross carelessness in traffic (see also RH l995:74). In the second case D admitted that he had begun to  ...
Sally Cunningham, 2008
5
Cases & Materials on Criminal Law
Killing by gross carelessness 2.l6 The Law Commission took the view that killing by gross carelessness is less serious than reckless killing because, unlike reckless killing, this offence would be committed in circumstances where the offender ...
Michael T. Molan, Mike Molan, 2005
6
Artificial Intelligence in Education: 15th International ...
Carelessness Detector. We developed the carelessness detector in RapidMiner 5.0 using REPTree, a regression tree classifier. Carelessness, first predicted at the clip- level, was computed at student-level by taking average values over all of  ...
Gautam Biswas, Susan Bull, Judy Kay, 2011
7
Plato and Heidegger: A Question of Dialogue
The above makes it appear that caring about unconcealment and the carelessness in which being remain concealed are simply opposites. After all, is not carelessness the opposite of care? And yet the myth (621a6–7) describes passing ...
Francisco J. Gonzalez, 2009
8
Tort Law: Text, Cases, and Materials
But here the ground of liability is not responsibility for the acts of the escaping trainees; it is liability for damage caused by the carelessness of these officers in the knowledge that their carelessness would probably result in the trainees causing ...
Jenny Steele, 2010
9
Textbook on Jurisprudence
The duty to take care: Mere carelessness is not culpable, it is not blameworthy. Man is free to be indifferent to others without bothering about them except in cases where there is a duty to take care imposed by law. According to Salmond, it is ...
Dr. Veena Madhav Tomapi
10
Cherished Moments
A thoughtless deed done in haste Can lay a good life to waste, And all we've ever said or believed, All we've ever done or achieved Can be turned into an ugly mess By just one moment of carelessness. Then Moses lifted his hand and struck  ...
Earl Mott, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CARELESSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term carelessness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Carelessness prompts Surrey fire alert
Surrey residents are being urged to be extra careful with smoking materials and any barbecuing they might be attempting. Late Sunday ... «Cloverdale Reporter, Jul 15»
2
“Sorry, mate: I didn't see you” – the most common cause of road …
The next most common combination was 'failure to look properly' and 'carelessness or recklessness', or 'judged to be in a hurry'. These totalled ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Fire season shaping up as one of the worst
While the costs have to be accounted for after the season, de Jong said he is more concerned with the continued carelessness of people ... «Black Press, Jul 15»
4
Court dismisses suit by former Asheville HR director
Those facts and others were sufficient basis for charges against Richmond, Stephens wrote, unless she could show evidence of carelessness ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
5
'Teen Mom 2' Jenelle Evans Quits Drugs and Turns Her Life Around …
On the MTV show that made her a household name, Jenelle was known for her drug abuse, hot-headed temper, and carelessness with her two ... «In Touch Weekly, Jul 15»
6
No gender qualification needed, Carli Lloyd is the GOAT
Because of Lloyd's carelessness, Japan should've won the ball back immediately in the U.S. attacking third, but no one's paying much attention ... «Fusion, Jul 15»
7
Top Save the Bay Swim Fundraisers Honored
Force enjoys the beauty of the Bay in its natural state and “hates seeing litter, debris and other pollutants caused by man's carelessness,” he ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
8
MVM: Marksheets lying in open leave students stunned
"This is a sheer carelessness on part of the college. They are playing with future of student as anyone can misuse it," said another student. «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
9
David Hunter: Using wrong word makes things tense
I made it for the same reason as everyone else who does it — carelessness. Since the invention of writing, the main sources of information ... «Knoxville News Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
Andy Murray vs Vasek Pospisil live from Wimbledon: Solid …
Murray also dropped a set against Ivo Karlovic in the fourth round, although that looked less like carelessness and more just the fairly inevitable ... «Livetennis.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Carelessness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/carelessness>. May 2020 ».
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