lacking in consideration for others; inconsiderate; tactless: a thoughtless remark.
characterized by or showing lack of thought: a shallow, thoughtless book.
not thinking enough; careless or heedless: thoughtless of his health.
devoid of or lacking capacity for thought.

Origin of thoughtless

First recorded in 1585–95; thought1 + -less
Related formsthought·less·ly, adverbthought·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for thoughtlessness



inconsideratea thoughtless remark
having or showing lack of thoughta thoughtless essay
unable to think; not having the power of thought
Derived Formsthoughtlessly, adverbthoughtlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for thoughtlessness



"inconsiderate," 1794, from thought + -less. Related: Thoughtlessly; thoughtlessness.

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