Care"less (?), a. [AS. cearle�xa0;s.]


Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.


Sleep she as sound as careless infancy. Shak.


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.


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. Beatie.


Not receiving care; uncared for.


Their many wounds and careless hatms. Spemser.

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


© Webster 1913.

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