HyperDic: carelessness

English > 2 senses of the word carelessness:
NOUNattributecarelessness, sloppinessthe quality of not being careful or taking pains
actcarelessness, negligence, neglect, nonperformancefailure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
carelessness > pronunciation
Soundskeh'rlahsnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > carelessness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality of not being careful or taking pains.
Synonymsloppiness
Narrowerincaution, incautiousnessThe trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
negligence, neglect, neglectfulnessThe trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
unconscientiousnessThe trait of not being painstaking or careful
BroaderinattentivenessThe trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others
OppositecarefulnessThe quality of being careful and painstaking
Spanishdescuido, distracción
Catalandescurança, distracció
Adjectivescarelessmarked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness
careless(usually followed by 'of') without due thought or consideration
English > carelessness: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningfailure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.
Synonymsnegligence, neglect, nonperformance
Narrowercomparative negligence(law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
concurrent negligence(law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently
contributory negligence(law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence
criminal negligence, culpable negligence(law) recklessly acting without reasonable / reasonable / reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
derelictionWillful negligence
evasion, escape, dodgingnonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
neglect of duty(law) breach of a duty
Broadernonaccomplishment, nonachievementAn act that does not achieve its intended goal
Spanishdejadez, desamparo, descuido, desidia, despreocupación, incuria, negligencia
Catalandeixadesa, desídia, despreocupació, incúria, negligència
Adjectivescarelessmarked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness

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