Is there a difference in meaning or usage between careless with/about/of?

I found dictionary examples of all three, but I failed to grasp the difference (if there is any):

  • He was careless of details;
  • She's rather careless about her appearance.
  • He's very careless with his money.

Thank you.

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    The prepositions don’t go with “careless” they go with the object that follows them. – Jim Apr 12 at 1:15
  • I can see all three sentences using all three prepositions. While some versions might not be as common as others (and might even sound strange), I don't think any of them would actually be wrong. And they would all mean essentially the same thing. – Jason Bassford Apr 12 at 3:13

I don't think your examples with about really make grammatical sense. However, "of" and "with" should mainly be interchangeably used. For example,

He was careless with details.

Otherwise, it really depends on the user of the language and what sounds "right" to them.

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