HyperDic: heedless

English > 2 senses of the word heedless:
ADJECTIVEallheedless, unheedingmarked by or paying little heed or attention
allheedless, recklesscharacterized by careless unconcern
English > heedless: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by or paying little heed or attention.
Examples
  • "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals
  • "heedless of danger"
  • "heedless of the child's crying"
Synonymunheeding
Attribute ofattentiveness, heed, regard, paying attentionpaying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
Narrowercareless, regardless(usually followed by 'of') without due thought or consideration
deaf, indifferent(usually followed by 'to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
Oppositeheedful, attentive, thoughtful, paying attentiontaking heed
Spanishdesatento, descuidado, despistado, irreflexivo
Catalandesatent, despistat
Nounsheedlessnessthe trait of acting rashly and without prudence
heedlessnessa lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
Adverbsheedlesslywithout care or concern
English > heedless: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by careless unconcern.
Example"the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton
Synonymreckless
Broadercarelessmarked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness
Spanishimprudente
Nounsheedlessnessthe trait of acting rashly and without prudence

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