Carelessly \Care"less*ly\, adv. In a careless manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • carelessly — [[t]ke͟ə(r)ləsli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v If someone does something carelessly, they do it without much thought or effort. [WRITTEN] → See also careless Houston carelessly tossed the notebooks on the bed... Oh, he said carelessly. I m in no… …   English dictionary

  • carelessly — adverb a) Giving the appearance of carelessness; relaxedly. The papers were carelessly strewn on the table. b) Done without care or attention; inattentively. Distracted by the salesperson, he carelessly read the contract …   Wiktionary

  • carelessly — adverb 1. without care or concern (Freq. 1) carelessly raised the children s hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment • Syn: ↑heedlessly • Derived from adjective: ↑heedless (for: ↑heedlessly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carelessly — adv. Carelessly is used with these verbs: ↑drop, ↑handle, ↑shrug, ↑sling, ↑throw, ↑toss …   Collocations dictionary

  • carelessly — careless ► ADJECTIVE 1) not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoiding harm or mistakes. 2) (careless of/about) not concerned or worried about. 3) showing no interest or effort; casual. DERIVATIVES carelessly adverb carelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • carelessly — adverb see careless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carelessly — See careless. * * * …   Universalium

  • carelessly — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, airily, any old way, any which way, anyhow, apathetically, at haphazard, at intervals, at random, bunglingly, by chance, by fits, by snatches, capriciously, casually, clumsily, cursorily, desperately,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carelessly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. heedlessly, negligently, neglectfully, thoughtlessly, nonchalantly, offhandedly, rashly, hastily, unthinkingly, inattentively, unmindfully, unconcernedly, without counting the cost, at random, happen what may,… …   English dictionary for students

  • carelessly — adv. recklessly, without caution; indifferently …   English contemporary dictionary

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