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HEEDLESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does heedless mean? 

HEEDLESS (adjective)
  The adjective HEEDLESS has 2 senses:

1. marked by or paying little heed or attention
2. characterized by careless unconcern

  Familiarity information: HEEDLESS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEEDLESS (adjective)


Sense 1heedless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by or paying little heed or attention

Synonyms:

heedless; unheeding; thoughtless

Context examples:

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics / heedless of danger / heedless of the child's crying

Similar:

careless; regardless ((usually followed by 'of') without due thought or consideration)

deaf; indifferent ((usually followed by 'to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed)

Attribute:

attentiveness; heed; paying attention; regard (paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people))

Antonym:

heedful (taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention)


Sense 2heedless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by careless unconcern

Synonyms:

heedless; reckless

Context examples:

the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes / reckless squandering of public funds

Similar:

careless (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful)


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