heedless

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 heedless — adjective heedless of not paying attention to something: O Hara rode on, heedless of danger …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 heedless — adjective Date: 1565 not taking heed ; inconsiderate, thoughtless < heedless follies of unbridled youth John DeBruyn > • heedlessly adverb • heedlessness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 heedless — heedlessly, adv. heedlessness, n. /heed lis/, adj. careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog. [1570 80; HEED + LESS] Syn. oblivious, indifferent; negligent, uncaring, unconcerned …

    Universalium

  • 15 heedless — adjective unaware, without noticing Sing we joyous, all together, heedless of the wind and weather …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 heedless — heed|less [ hidləs ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY 1. ) someone who is heedless of advice does not pay any attention to it 2. ) not realizing that a situation may be dangerous ╾ heed|less|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 heedless — adjective the evacuation warnings were clear, but he was heedless and didn t get out in time Syn: unmindful, taking no notice, paying no heed, unheeding, disregardful, neglectful, oblivious, inattentive, blind, deaf; incautious, imprudent, rash,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 heedless — UK [ˈhiːdləs] / US [ˈhɪdləs] adjective mainly literary 1) someone who is heedless of advice does not pay any attention to it 2) not realizing that a situation may be dangerous Derived word: heedlessly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 heedless — Synonyms and related words: Lethean, absentminded, airy, aloof, amnestic, apathetic, arbitrary, ataractic, blase, blind, blocked, bored, capricious, careless, casual, converted, cursory, deaf, degage, detached, devil may care, disinterested,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 heedless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. disregardful, remiss, careless, negligent, thoughtless; unobservant, unnoticing, undiscerning; reckless. See inattention, rashness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. thoughtless, negligent, inconsiderate; …

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