Synonyms for (adjective) careless

Synonyms: careless

Definition: effortless and unstudied

Usage: an impression of careless elegance; danced with careless grace

Similar words: artless

Definition: simple and natural; without cunning or deceit

Usage: an artless manner; artless elegance


Synonyms: careless

Definition: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful

Usage: careless about her clothes; forgotten by some careless person; a careless housekeeper; careless proofreading; it was a careless mistake; hurt by a careless remark

Similar words: casual, passing, perfunctory, cursory

Definition: hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

Usage: a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws; a passing glance; perfunctory courtesy


Similar words: haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy

Definition: marked by great carelessness

Usage: a most haphazard system of record keeping; slapdash work; slipshod spelling; sloppy workmanship


Similar words: reckless, heedless

Definition: characterized by careless unconcern

Usage: the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes- Edith Wharton; reckless squandering of public funds


Similar words: incautious

Definition: carelessly failing to exercise proper caution

Usage: an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs


Similar words: offhand, offhanded

Definition: casually thoughtless or inconsiderate

Usage: an offhand manner; she treated most men with offhand contempt


Synonyms: regardless, careless

Definition: (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration

Usage: careless of the consequences; crushing the blooms with regardless tread

Similar words: heedless, unheeding

Definition: marked by or paying little heed or attention

Usage: We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics--Franklin D. Roosevelt; heedless of danger; heedless of the child's crying