Care"less (?), a. [AS. cearlexa0;s.]
Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.
Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.
Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless.
My brother was too careless of his charge.
He grew careless of himself.
Without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneouse; rash; as, a careless throw; a careless expression.
He framed the careless rhyme.
Not receiving care; uncared for.
Their many wounds and careless hatms.
Syn. -- Negligent; heedless; thoughtless; unthinking; inattentive; incautious; remiss; forgetful; regardless; inconsiderate; listless.
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