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Synonyms for carelessness
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Wiktionary

  1. carelessnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    negligence, inattention

    Antonyms:
    carefulness

  2. carelessnessnoun

    Lack of care.

    This accident was caused by carelessness.

    Synonyms:
    negligence, inattention

    Antonyms:
    carefulness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. carelessness

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    Synonyms:
    default, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Preposition:
    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carelessness, sloppinessnoun

    the quality of not being careful or taking pains

    Synonyms:
    slovenliness, soupiness, unkemptness, neglect, sentimentality, muddiness, nonperformance, mawkishness, wateriness, mushiness, sloppiness, drippiness, negligence

    Antonyms:
    carefulness

  2. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformancenoun

    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

    Synonyms:
    disuse, neglect, neglectfulness, nonperformance, disregard, sloppiness, negligence

    Antonyms:
    carefulness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. carelessnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    thoughtlessness, heedlessness, inattention, inadvertence, inconsiderateness, remissness, listlessness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "carelessness":

    negligence, neglect, recklessness, imprudence, nonchalance

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#12928negligence
#17829omission
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#34727scorn
#36196disrespect
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#72292sentimentality
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#75706recklessness
#79183disuse
#139042sloppiness
#153574nonperformance
#158236nonchalance
#168211slackness
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#182661imprudence
#186849thoughtlessness
#271402heedlessness

How to use carelessness in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune to lose both looks like carelessness.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    We cannot just sit back and watch as priceless endangered species are wiped off the face of the earth by our own carelessness and criminality, we are ramping up UK efforts with a new action plan to save the natural world. And I'd like to see leaders in New York this week pledge to do the same.

  3. Roger Rosenblatt:

    They do not leave home without American Express. ... Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight.

  4. President Obama:

    There’s carelessness in terms of managing emails, that Hillary Clinton has owned, and Hillary Clinton recognizes.

  5. Noël 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.


Translations for carelessness

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  • nedbalost, lehkomyslnostCzech
  • Unvorsichtigkeit, LeichtsinnGerman
  • malzorgeco, senzorgecoEsperanto
  • negligencia, descuido, imprudenciaSpanish
  • incurie, négligenceFrench
  • leibideachtIrish
  • negligenzaItalian
  • חוסר זהירותHebrew
  • achteloosheid, onvoorzichtigheid, onoplettendheidDutch
  • lekkomyślnośćPolish
  • беззаботность, легкомыслие, легкомысленностьRussian
  • nèbriga, nȅmārSerbo-Croatian
  • vårdslöshet, oaktsamhetSwedish

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