Definition of heedless in English:

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heedless

Pronunciation: /ˈhiːdləs/

adjective

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.
Synonyms
unmindful of, taking no notice of, paying no heed to, careless of, disregardful of, regardless of, unheeding of, neglectful of, unconscious of, oblivious to, inattentive to, blind to, deaf to;

Derivatives

heedlessly

Pronunciation: /ˈhiːdləsli/
adverb
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.

heedlessness

Pronunciation: /ˈhiːdləsnəs/
noun
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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