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I am pretty sure I have seen a word for someone who often misses small details, but it has slipped out of my mind. Any ideas?

  • On this post: english.stackexchange.com/q/68909/18655, I had an answer that explained the word careless. I think it would suit your situation as well. – JLG Apr 7 '15 at 22:57
  • If you weren't so scatterbrained you'd remember it. – Hot Licks Apr 8 '15 at 1:05
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    If the problem is that the person works quickly but tends to omit details that (some) others consider important, the word slapdash might apply. – Sven Yargs Apr 8 '15 at 4:31
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I looked up "observant," the antonym at thesaurus.com and there seem to be no suitable adjectives without a negating prefix, but "unobservant" or "imperceptive" might fit.

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Sloppy comes to mind. When I looked up synonyms for that and antonyms for meticulous I found imprecise, superficial, negligent and unthorough (although Word does show the last one as misspelled for some reason). Was that what you were aiming for?

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