Definition of heedless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhēdləs/


Showing a reckless lack of care or attention: “Elaine!” she shouted, heedless of attracting unwanted attention his heedless impetuosity
More example sentences
  • As a class, have we become reckless, arrogant, heedless?
  • There's lots to try if you're feeling a little more heedless, though.
  • He is a wild, impulsive boy, heedless to thought and temper.
unmindful, taking no notice, paying no heed, unheeding, disregardful, neglectful, oblivious, inattentive, blind, deaf;
incautious, imprudent, rash, reckless, foolhardy, improvident, unwary



Pronunciation: /ˈhēdlislē/
Example sentences
  • It's about having one's life in order to the point that reasonable planning takes place for the future, instead of running headlong and heedlessly into each day.
  • Every conceivable argument has been used to avoid acknowledging the painful reality of what we have so heedlessly wrought over so short a period.
  • So if we children, rushing home from school, spoke heedlessly to them in English, they closed their ears and their faces until we remembered the edict.


Pronunciation: /ˈhēdləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • Though lacking beauty in any strict sense of the word, her energy and heedlessness - a sort of helplessness born of irresponsibility - drew people to her.
  • But there's a heedlessness to the city's sense of its own fabled history.
  • He has the loose-jointed movements of an athlete, and a brisk heedlessness as he crushes raw sugar into a splash of coffee.

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Syllabification: heed·less

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