heedless


heedless
[[t]hi͟ːdləs[/t]]
ADJ: oft ADJ of n
If you are heedless of someone or something, you do not take any notice of them. [FORMAL]

Heedless of time or any other consideration, they began to search the underwater cave...

She was rummaging through the letters, scattering them about the table in her heedless haste.


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  • Heedless — Heed less, a. Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless; unobservant. [1913 Webster] O, negligent and heedless discipline! Shak. [1913 Webster] The heedless lover does not know Whose eyes they are that wound him so. Waller. {Heed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heedless — I adjective blind, careless, deaf, disregardful, hasty, improvident, imprudent, impulsive, inattentive, incautious, incautus, insouciant, irresponsible, mindless, neglectful, neglegens, negligent, nonobservant, oblivious, off guard, precipitate,… …   Law dictionary

  • heedless — without regard, 1570s, from HEED (Cf. heed) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Heedlessly; heedlessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • heedless — thoughtless, *careless, inadvertent Analogous words: *forgetful, oblivious, unmindful: *abstracted, absent, absentminded, distraught: frivolous, light minded, flippant, volatile (see corresponding nouns at LIGHTNESS): remiss, lax, slack,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • heedless — [adj] careless asleep at the switch*, daydreaming, disregardful, fast and loose*, feckless, foolhardy, goofing off*, impetuous, imprudent, inadvertent, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, irreflective, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, out to …   New thesaurus

  • heedless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing a reckless lack of care or attention. DERIVATIVES heedlessly adverb heedlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • heedless — [hēd′lis] adj. not taking heed; careless; unmindful heedlessly adv. heedlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • heedless — adj. (cannot stand alone) heedless of (heedless of danger) * * * [ hiːdlɪs] (cannot stand alone) heedless of (heedless of danger) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • heedless — adjective 1. marked by or paying little heed or attention (Freq. 4) We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics Franklin D. Roosevelt heedless of danger heedless of the child s crying •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heedless — heed|less [ˈhi:dləs] adj heedless of sth literary not paying attention to something ▪ O Hara rode on, heedless of danger. >heedlessly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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