Care"less (?), a. [AS.
cearleás.] 1. Free from care
or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.
Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.
2. Having no care; not taking ordinary or
proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive;
My brother was too careless of his
He grew careless of himself.
3. Without thought or purpose; without
due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied;
inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash; as, a careless throw; a
He framed the careless rhyme.
4. Not receiving care; uncared for.
Their many wounds and careless harms.
Syn. -- Negligent; heedless; thoughtless; unthinking;
inattentive; incautious; remiss; supine; forgetful; regardless;