carelessness · noun U /ˈker.ləs.nəs/Full view
Nouns: care, carelessness
Adjectives: careful, careless
Verbs: care
Adverbs: carefully, carelessly
B2 the state of being careless
Dictionary example:

It's the carelessness with which he just throws stuff on the floor that annoys me.

Learner example:

Please forgive my carelessness. I'd like to bring a new one like yours when I come to you next time. (First Certificate in English; B2; Japanese)

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