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What is the opposite of careful?

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Adjective
Opposite of done with or showing thought and attention
“Goldfinger met his doom because of his careless underestimation of Sansa Stark.”
Adjective
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 showing great attention to detail
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Opposite of having or showing an ability to deal with people in a tactful way
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Opposite of accurate or correct in all details
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Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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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 arranged or carried out with a planned or organized method or procedure
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Opposite of having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense
“His ideas are obviously foolish, easily disproved, an affront to any reasoning person.”
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Opposite of determined or rigorous in one's application towards a goal or aim
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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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Opposite of including or considering all elements or aspects
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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 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.”
Adjective
Opposite of prompt or on time
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