Antonyms of adj careful

5 senses of careful

Sense 1
careful (vs. careless) -- (exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior")

careless (vs. careful) -- (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark")
        => casual, cursory, passing (prenominal), perfunctory -- (hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy")
        => haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy -- (marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship")
        => heedless, reckless -- (characterized by careless unconcern; "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds")
        => incautious -- (carelessly failing to exercise proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs")
        => offhand, offhanded -- (casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner"; "she treated most men with offhand contempt")

Sense 2
careful, heedful -- (cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice")

INDIRECT (VIA mindful) -> unmindful, forgetful, mindless -- (not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw)

Sense 3
careful, deliberate, measured -- (unhurried and with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed")

INDIRECT (VIA unhurried) -> hurried -- (moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job")

Sense 4
careful -- (full of cares or anxiety; "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41)

INDIRECT (VIA troubled) -> untroubled -- (not beset by troubles or disturbance or distress; "seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind"; "untroubled sleep"; "a kind untroubled face")

Sense 5
careful, thrifty -- (mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money")

INDIRECT (VIA provident) -> improvident -- (not provident; not providing for the future)

Similarity of adj careful

5 senses of careful

Sense 1
careful (vs. careless) -- (exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior")
       => blow-by-blow -- (providing great detail; "a blow-by-blow account of the movie")
       => certain, sure -- (exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; "be sure to lock the doors")
       => close -- (rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures")
       => conscientious, painstaking, scrupulous -- (characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details")
       => detailed, elaborate, elaborated -- (developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme")
       => minute, narrow -- (characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report")
       => overcareful, too-careful -- (excessively or unduly careful)
       => particular (prenominal) -- (providing specific details or circumstances; "a particular description of the room")
       => protective (predicate) -- ((usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; "protective of his reputation")
       => studious -- (marked by care and effort; "made a studious attempt to fix the television set")
       => thorough -- (painstakingly careful and accurate; "our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research")
          Also See-> cautious#1; diligent#2; prudent#1

Sense 2
careful, heedful -- (cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice")
       => mindful (vs. unmindful), aware -- (bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action")

Sense 3
careful, deliberate, measured -- (unhurried and with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed")
       => unhurried (vs. hurried) -- (relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste; "people strolling about in an unhurried way"; "an unhurried walk"; "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice")

Sense 4
careful -- (full of cares or anxiety; "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41)
       => troubled (vs. untroubled) -- (characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers")

Sense 5
careful, thrifty -- (mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money")
       => provident (vs. improvident) -- (providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education")

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