What is the opposite of careful?

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Opposite of done with or showing thought and attention
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“Goldfinger met his doom because of his careless underestimation of Sansa Stark.”
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Opposite of avoiding potential danger, mishap, or harm
“Perhaps, if you weren't so incautious, you would have avoided serious injury.”
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Opposite of prudent in the use of something, especially money
“He was reckless, perhaps even prodigal, giving nary a second thought to spending big on luxury cars.”
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Opposite of showing empathy for others
“Cersei Lannister is entirely apathetic to human suffering and has a tongue like a poisoned blade.”
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Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something; not allowing or admitting deviation or relaxation
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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Opposite of wishing to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly
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Opposite of providing a faithful representation of someone or something
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Opposite of having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties
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Opposite of feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome
“I've always been calm under pressure.”
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Opposite of showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
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Opposite of complete with regard to every detail
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Opposite of characterized by conscientious attention to details
“It was evident that the editor had merely given the report a cursory glance based on the number of grammatical mistakes it contained.”
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(of a quality or result) Opposite of achieved or maintained by careful and deliberate effort
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Opposite of done competently but without flair
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Opposite of following a set method, arrangement, or pattern
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Opposite of experiencing or showing doubt, sceptical
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Opposite of moving, acting, or taking place without haste or urgency
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Opposite of averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values
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Opposite of detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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Opposite of denoting or relating to an action that takes place at a particular point in time
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Opposite of which has the ability to calculate
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Opposite of thrifty
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