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From Middle English *carelesnes, *carlesnesse, from Old English carlēasnes (freedom from care, security, carelessness), equivalent to careless +‎ -ness.

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carelessness (countable and uncountable, plural carelessnesses)

  1. Lack of care.
    This accident was caused by carelessness.

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