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Antonyms for carelesslycare·less·ly

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  1. carelessly, heedlesslyadverb

    without care or concern

    "carelessly raised the children's hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment"

    Antonyms:
    cautiously, carefully

    Synonyms:
    raffishly, rakishly, heedlessly, incautiously

  2. incautiously, carelesslyadverb

    without caution or prudence

    "one unfortunately sees historic features carelessly lost when estates fall into unsympathetic hands"

    Antonyms:
    carefully, cautiously

    Synonyms:
    raffishly, rakishly, heedlessly, incautiously

  3. rakishly, raffishly, carelesslyadverb

    in a rakish manner

    "she wore her hat rakishly at an angle"

    Antonyms:
    carefully, cautiously

    Synonyms:
    incautiously, rakishly, heedlessly, raffishly

How to use carelessly in a sentence?

  1. Angela Merkel:

    Too often, the lines of freedom of speech are very deliberately being tested, and taboos are carelessly being breached and used as a political instrument, it's not banter, rather it's playing with fire. Because whoever sows violence with words, risks reaping violence.

  2. Wendell Berry:

    Without a complex knowledge of one’s place and without the faithfulness to one’s place on which such knowledge depends, it is inevitable that the place will be used carelessly, and eventually destroyed. Without such knowledge and faithfulness, moreover, the culture of a country will be superficial and decorative, functional only insofar as it may be a symbol of prestige, the affectation of an elite or “in” group.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    The adoration of his heart had been to her only as the perfume of a wild flower, which she had carelessly crushed with her foot in passing.

  4. Scott Applewhite -RRB- Carlson:

    There are a lot of dumb people in Congress. You're not one of them, i think you're smarter than I am, and you never use words carelessly. And yet you called this a terror attack when by no definition was it a terror attack. That's a lie. You told that lie on purpose, and I'm wondering why you did.

  5. Jennifer Conti:

    It's this exact reason that it's nonsensical to legislate these cases : Nobody arrives at the decision to have an abortion after 24 weeks carelessly, rather, it's the rare case of rapidly decompensating maternal heart disease or a delayed diagnosis of anencephaly, where the fetus forms without a complete brain or skull, that bring people to these decisions.

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