- 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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Examples from the Web for heedlessly
Seeing a pier jutting out, he heedlessly followed it to the very end.Quaint Courtships
His son had been playing with a courtier and the latter had heedlessly wounded him.The Chinese Fairy Book
Therefore it is so sad for us that we go about so heedlessly.
He cursed the rising water, and bade it stay—and heedlessly it came on.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Then Thornly came to the curtain and flung it heedlessly back.Janet of the Dunes</p>
Harriet T. Comstock
- taking little or no notice; careless or thoughtless
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Word Origin and History for heedlessly
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