[ US /ˈkɛɹɫəsɫi/ ]
[ UK /kˈe‍ələsli/ ]
  1. in a rakish manner
    she wore her hat rakishly at an angle
  2. without care or concern
    carelessly raised the children's hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment
  3. without caution or prudence
    one unfortunately sees historic features carelessly lost when estates fall into unsympathetic hands
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How To Use carelessly In A Sentence

  • Despite being very comfortable by Zambian standards, he is a man who does not spend his money carelessly and he is on a salary just like his wife and his workers.
  • He just moves on, as if we were unworthy of his attention, like the remoras which hitch a free ride on his flanks, and which he brushes off if they carelessly move within reach of his flippers.
  • These portable torches use pressurized tanks of propane and, if handled carelessly, can be hazardous.
  • Carelessly, she dumped her lunch out, its contents spilling all across the floor.
  • As the machine lifted, it caught the sun above the forest margins, and burnished the fair hair falling carelessly over her forehead. A DAYSTAR OF FEAR
  • They had the part about attracting attention right, but then too many rushed into the creative process carelessly.
  • Before his facile perils and ready laugh, life was no longer an affair of serious effort and restraint, but a toy, to be played with and turned topsy-turvy, carelessly to be lived and pleasured in, and carelessly to be flung aside. Chapter 2
  • People throw around this term carelessly to describe any video made for the web. NewTeeVee
  • The prosecution alleges she was driving carelessly.
  • One gate is padlocked - but chained so carelessly a man could squeeze through the gap with ease.
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