careless etymology

English word careless comes from Old English carlēas

Detailed word origin of careless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
carlēas Old English (ang)
careles Middle English (enm)
careless English (eng) (archaic) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety. [from 11thc.]. Not concerned or worried (about). [from 11thc.]. Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes. [from 16thc.].

Words with the same origin as careless

Descendants of carlēas
carelessly carelessness