Careless and Careful


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Careless adjective – Failing to give proper care and attention.
Usage example: a careless effort that made an unnecessary mess

Careful is an antonym for careless in topics: negligent, nonchalant, slapdash, artless, without sufficient attention.
Nearby Words: care, careful, carelessly, carelessness
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Careful adjective – Having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble.
Usage example: careful drivers slow down on slick or icy roadways

Careless is an antonym for careful in topics: cautious, thorough.
Nearby Words: care, careless, carelessly, carefully, carefulness
Antonyms for Careful
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thought careless thought careful thought
manner careless manner careful manner
work careless work careful work
handling careless handling careful handling
Other nouns: use, research, wording, driver, player, reader, players.
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Careful or Careless. 2016. Accessed May 21, 2022.

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