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
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“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 diligent in performing a process or procedure
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Opposite of hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work)
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Opposite of very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
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Opposite of watchful, especially for danger or disorder
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Opposite of having, including, or paying attention to many small details or features
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Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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Opposite of fussy, having particular tastes or whims
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Opposite of thorough, to a great degree, with intensity
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Opposite of wishing to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly
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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 providing a faithful representation of someone or something
“One immediate point about this passage is that it is a wildly inaccurate rendition of Cyprian's original.”
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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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(of a person) Opposite of strictly adhering to rules
“Thankfully, I have a flexible boss who allows me to work from home and look after my children at the same time.”
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Opposite of done competently but without flair
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Opposite of carried out using a planned, ordered procedure
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Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation of the feelings of others
“Despite sharing a relatively sincere apology, she was generally indifferent to their personal struggles.”
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Opposite of experiencing or showing doubt or skepticism
“They kindly allowed me to pay at a later date, which was very trusting of them.”
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Opposite of detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
“We must have all discussed at some time or another the reliability of a piece of equipment, whether a complex system such as a car or an unsophisticated device like a tin opener.”
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Opposite of prompt or on time
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Opposite of which has the ability to calculate
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Opposite of characterized by or showing interest or concern
“They both present themselves as selfish, self-centered individuals and they deserve one another.”
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