heedless

[ heed-lis ]
/ ˈhid lɪs /

adjective

careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.

Nearby words

  1. hee-haw,
  2. heebie-jeebies,
  3. heed,
  4. heedful,
  5. heedfully,
  6. heedlessly,
  7. heehaw,
  8. heel,
  9. heel bar,
  10. heel bone

Origin of heedless

First recorded in 1570–80; heed + -less

Related formsheed·less·ly, adverbheed·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for heedless

heedless

/ (ˈhiːdlɪs) /

adjective

taking little or no notice; careless or thoughtless
Derived Formsheedlessly, adverbheedlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for heedless

heedless

adj.

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

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