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Noun: carelessness  kehr-lus-nus
  1. The quality of not being careful or taking pains
    - sloppiness
     
  2. Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    - negligence, neglect, nonperformance

Type of: inattentiveness, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Antonym: carefulness

Encyclopedia: Carelessness