mindless

[mahynd-lis]
adjective
1.
without intelligence; senseless: a mindless creature.
2.
unmindful or heedless: mindless of all dangers.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English myndles, Old English gemyndlēas. See mind, -less

mindlessly, adverb
mindlessness, noun
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mindless (ˈmaɪndlɪs)
 
adj
1.  stupid or careless
2.  requiring little or no intellectual effort: a mindless task
 
'mindlessly
 
adv
 
'mindlessness
 
n

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mindless
O.E. myndleasum "insane," from mind + -less. Meaning "negligent" is 1540s.
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Example sentences
As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as
  mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.
Sharks have an image as terrifying, mindless feeding machines.
By enlisting mindless viruses to handle the catalyst design.
It was referred to as a fishing expedition, or a mindless collecting of facts.
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