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- n. Lack of care.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligence; inattention.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being careless; heedlessness; inattention; negligence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)