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unmindful

[uhn-mahynd-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. not mindful; unaware; heedless; forgetful; careless; neglectful: unmindful of obligations.

Origin of unmindful

First recorded in 1350–1400, unmindful is from the Middle English word unmyndeful. See un-1, mindful
Related formsun·mind·ful·ly, adverbun·mind·ful·ness, noun

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inattentive, negligent, unobservant.
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Examples from the Web for unmindful

Historical Examples

  • One cannot stand in this presence and be unmindful of the tremendous responsibility.

    United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches

    Various

  • No other person upon earth, save herself, could have been so unmindful of her wants.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • She would continue to eat as I stood there, as unmindful of me as though I were a servant.

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever

  • And here he lived, unmindful of the world and by the world forgotten.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • In utter weariness they both slept, unmindful of danger from snakes or vermin.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie


British Dictionary definitions for unmindful

unmindful

adjective
  1. (usually postpositive and foll by of) careless, heedless, or forgetful
Derived Formsunmindfully, adverbunmindfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unmindful

adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + mindful.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper