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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 care·less /-ləs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Care·less a.
 1. Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.
    Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.   --Shak.
 2. Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless.
    My brother was too careless of his charge.   --Shak.
    He grew careless of himself.   --Steele.
 3. Without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash; as, a careless throw; a careless expression.
    He framed the careless rhyme.   --Beattie.
 4. Not receiving care; uncared for. [R.]
    Their many wounds and careless harms.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- Negligent; heedless; thoughtless; unthinking; inattentive; incautious; remiss; supine; forgetful; regardless; inconsiderate; listless.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought
             or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her
             clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a
             careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it
             was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"
             [ant: careful]
      2: effortless and unstudied; "an impression of careless
         elegance"; "danced with careless grace"
      3: (usually followed by `of') without due thought or
         consideration; "careless of the consequences"; "the
         proverbial grasshopper--thoughtless of tomorrow";
         "crushing the blooms with regardless tread" [syn: careless(p),
          thoughtless(p), regardless]
      4: showing an unthinking lack of consideration; "a careless