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careless (the sense ‘heedless’ is the most freq.)
1. free from care or anxiety Wiv. V. v. 58 “Sleep she as sound as careless infancy,” Troil. V. v. 40, Ham. IV. vii. 79.
2. uncared-for Mac. I. iv. 11 “a careless trifle” ; All'sW. II. iii. 170 “the careless lapse Of youth and ignorance” (? read, with Dyce, “cureless”†; cf. Mer.V. IV. i. 142).
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