without intelligence; senseless: a mindless creature.
unmindful or heedless: mindless of all dangers.

Origin of mindless

before 1000; Middle English myndles, Old English gemyndlēas. See mind, -less
Related formsmind·less·ly, adverbmind·less·ness, noun
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  • Or would the planet revert to a primeval state of mindless innocence?

  • After all, the Gods didn't expect their worshippers to be mindless slaves.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • As it is—what man would have her to bear him mindless brats?

  • They now serve the Schrees, for they are mindless, in a way.

  • "I have heard that the first-born were mindless," said Finnian.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    James Stephens

British Dictionary definitions for mindless



stupid or careless
requiring little or no intellectual efforta mindless task
Derived Formsmindlessly, adverbmindlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mindless

c.1400, "unmindful, heedless, negligent," from mind (n.) + -less. Related: Mindlessly; mindlessness. Old English had myndleas "foolish, senseless."

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