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[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’
inattention, inattentiveness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, negligence, improvidence, remissnessforgetfulness, absent-mindednessirresponsibility, impetuosity, recklessness, rashnesslaxity, laxness, slacknessclumsiness, ineptitudeoversight, omission, derelictionsloppinessView synonyms
- ‘I think it's important for your readers to understand the type of carelessness here.’
- ‘Once again, his disgruntled followers chastised him for his carelessness.’
- ‘Only a passing comment, but such carelessness has probably wrecked my son's future as a prize-winning novelist.’
- ‘It would be a shame if I let my own carelessness ruin other people's efforts to do good by recycling.’
- ‘The defenders were slow to get back on the goal line and the Monaghan team captain took advantage of Mayo carelessness.’
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