- careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
Origin of heedless
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oblivious, indifferent; negligent, uncaring, unconcerned.
cautious, mindful, heedful.
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Peter had many great skills, but even in his prime he was a heedless driver.How to Be a Racing Pirate King
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The two men bent to the task, heedless of Mary's frantic protest.Within the Law
She was heedless of the familiar scene, the figures grouped about her.The Bacillus of Beauty
They staggered and trembled in every shaking limb, heedless now of the Earthmen.Slaves of Mercury
Imogen was not heedless and indiscreet; she would not have sacrificed the dignity of innocence.
One moment of heedless inconsideration may plunge thee in years of calamity.
- taking little or no notice; careless or thoughtless
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Word Origin and History for heedless
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