careless collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkeə(r)ləs/

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not thinking carefully about what you do or say


Adverbs frequently used with careless
very: downright, so, utterly, veryI was annoyed with myself for being so careless.rather: a little, rather, somewhatIt seemed a little careless to keep a poisonous liquid within the child’s reach.
Nouns frequently used with careless
mistake: error, mistakeAt times they played well but they made too many careless errors.something you say: remark, talk, word, wordingAs a politician you have no privacy, and every careless word or rash remark is documented for the world.behaviour: attitude, behaviour, mannerThe judge said she had demonstrated a careless attitude to the safety of the children in her care.
Verbs frequently used with careless
be/become careless: be, become, get, growWorkers were allowed to become careless, for example taking off their headgear in the heat of the day.seem careless: look, seemHe lost his watch, which seemed careless to me.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with careless
dangerous, inconsiderate, irresponsible, negligent, reckless, thoughtlessRockfalls caused by inconsiderate or careless climbers are unacceptable.
 
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