Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being careless; heedlessness; inattention; negligence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligence; inattention.
- n. failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
- n. the quality of not being careful or taking pains
- From Middle English *carelesnes, *carlesnesse, from Old English carlēasnes ("freedom from care, security, carelessness"), equivalent to careless + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“Oh apologizes for Green Beret 'confusion or misimpression' City Council candidate David Oh issued a formal apology Thursday for what he described as carelessness in describing his five-year stint in the Army National Guard - an issue that led some veterans to complain he was embellishing his military record.”
“M. de Maupeou came to me in December, and after having gently scolded me for what he termed my carelessness, he showed me a letter from the duchesse de Grammont, which, he said, would wonderfully aid our plans.”
“If the failure to file over ten months or so was due to carelessness, is this an organization that should be "certifying" complex information systems upon which lives depend?”
“Wouldn't an ideal solution be to have a free-market, capitalist society WITH some level of government overview to ensure that corruption and carelessness is kept to a minimum?”
“All of these manifestations can give the impression of a certain carelessness with regard to the liturgy and should be avoided.”
“Such carelessness is unforgivable from a NATO hopeful.”
“Coupled with the poor writing is a certain carelessness in the story development: early on, for example, we learn of the high-tech processes Space Vulture uses to make himself superhuman.”
“Have already occurred (Night vii.) but such carelessness is characteristic despite the proverb, “In repetition is no fruition.””
“If she had been an ugly woman, one would not have cared so much, though it would have been provoking; but for a handsome creature like her to have her beauty put in peril by such an atrocious piece of carelessness is something to make one's blood boil!”
“A carelessness is generated by the consciousness of unlimited supply – from the knowledge that "Papa will pay," or later in life from the dangerous postponement to the "Christmas bill.”
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