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Meaning of HEEDLESS

Pronunciation:  'heedlis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by careless unconcerned; "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds"
  2. [adj]  marked by or paying little heed or attention; "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt; "heedless of danger"; "heedless of the child's crying"

HEEDLESS is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: careless, careless(p), deaf(p), indifferent(p), reckless, regardless, thoughtless, thoughtless(p), unheeding
 Antonyms: attentive, heedful, thoughtful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Heed"less\, a.
Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless;

      O, negligent and heedless discipline!    --Shak.

      The heedless lover does not know Whose eyes they are
      that wound him so.                       --Waller.
-- {Heed"less*ly}, adv. -- {Heed"less*ness}, n.

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