Carelessness is lack of concern about the consequences of an action, and by extension, the behavior that results from that lack of concern.

Carelessness has been hypothesized to be one possible cause of accident-proneness.

Famous quotes containing the word carelessness:

    That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was, holding us together.
    Noël Coward (1899–1973)

    So, Anactoria, go you away
    With what calm carelessness of sorrow!
    Your gleaming footstep and your grace,
    When comes another morrow,
    Much would I rather then behold
    Than Lydian cars or infantry.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)