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heedless

[heed-lis] /ˈhid lɪs/
adjective
1.
careless; thoughtless; unmindful:
Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; heed + -less
Related forms
heedlessly, adverb
heedlessness, noun
Synonyms
oblivious, indifferent; negligent, uncaring, unconcerned.
Antonyms
cautious, mindful, heedful.
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  • Second, the difficulty of criticizing a discourse that glides heedlessly from one kind of claim to another.
  • Many readers have castigated me for heedlessly engaging so volatile a subject without due regard for the sensitivities affected.
  • But he heedlessly commits a cruel injustice by also taking money from the charitable group.
  • Drives carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others.
British Dictionary definitions for heedlessly

heedless

/ˈhiːdlɪs/
adjective
1.
taking little or no notice; careless or thoughtless
Derived Forms
heedlessly, adverb
heedlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heedlessly

heedless

adj.

"without regard," 1570s, from heed + -less. Related: Heedlessly; heedlessness.

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