Definition of carelessness in English:

carelessness

noun

mass noun
  • Failure to give sufficient attention to avoiding harm or errors; negligence.

    ‘most road accidents are caused by carelessness on the part of motorists’
    • ‘Once again, his disgruntled followers chastised him for his carelessness.’
    • ‘I think it's important for your readers to understand the type of carelessness here.’
    • ‘It would be a shame if I let my own carelessness ruin other people's efforts to do good by recycling.’
    • ‘Only a passing comment, but such carelessness has probably wrecked my son's future as a prize-winning novelist.’
    • ‘The defenders were slow to get back on the goal line and the Monaghan team captain took advantage of Mayo carelessness.’
    inattention, inattentiveness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, negligence, improvidence, remissness
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Pronunciation

carelessness

/ˈkɛːləsnəs/