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

Nearby words

  1. mindfuck,
  2. mindful,
  3. mindful eating,
  4. mindfully,
  5. mindfulness,
  6. mindlessly,
  7. mindoro,
  8. mindscape,
  9. mindset,
  10. mindshare

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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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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