Webster 1913 Edition
Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.
Sleep she as sound as
Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless.
My brother was too
carelessof his charge.
Without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash;
He framed the
Not receiving care; uncared for.
Syn. – Negligent; heedless; thoughtless; unthinking; inattentive; incautious; remiss; supine; forgetful; regardless; inconsiderate; listless.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Having no care; heedless; negligent; unthinking; inattentive; regardless; unmindful; followed by of or about; as a careless mother; a mother careless of or about her children, is an unnatural parent.
2.Free from care or anxiety; whence, undisturbed; cheerful.
Thus wisely careless, innocently gay.
3.Done or said without care; unconsidered; as a careless throw; a careless expression.
4.Not regarding with care; unmoved by; unconcerned for; as, careless of money; careless of consequences.
5.Contrived without art.