Definition of heedless in English:



  • Showing a reckless lack of care or attention.

    ‘“Elaine!” she shouted, heedless of attracting unwanted attention’
    ‘his heedless impetuosity’
    • ‘She ran still, heedless of the pain the thorns and rough branches caused her, heedless of the sharp stones in the ground which cut up her feet, heedless of all the things around her.’
    • ‘Some were so disorientated that they ran down the tracks into tunnels, heedless of the danger from oncoming trains, their only instinct to get out.’
    • ‘As a class, have we become reckless, arrogant, heedless?’
    • ‘This last sentence, with its message of heedless progress, becomes a sort of recurring motif throughout the book.’
    • ‘They swarm in squalling packs on to the roads, heedless of the rush-hour traffic, defying drivers to confront their pig-headed rebellion against road safety.’
    • ‘Once I'm outside, I start running, heedless of the rain and ice.’
    • ‘Amy sat in deep thought, heedless of the laughter, jokes, and stories of the people around her.’
    • ‘Those opposed to the application will cry foul, and those who have an axe to grind will jump on the bandwagon, heedless of the merits and demerits of the scheme.’
    • ‘Taxis were rushing in their usual heedless manner, splashing walls of water over the poor people who were braving the flooded intersection.’
    • ‘We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.’
    • ‘It eliminated all pauses for inspiration, and freed heedless flights of fancy.’
    • ‘Meanwhile we are not heedless of the hardships and worries that accompany the conquest of inflation.’
    • ‘There's lots to try if you're feeling a little more heedless, though.’
    • ‘The film refuses to budge from its masculine perspective in which the woman appears a heedless wimp.’
    • ‘He jammed the truck into first, heedless of the grinding gears, and drove recklessly off the road.’
    • ‘He draws heavily on folk tales and their heedless progress - one darn thing after the next: another peril, another prince, another hopeful wish.’
    • ‘They leave the pundits gaping at their heedless disregard for the Governing Class.’
    • ‘The heedless pursuit of profit can hurt the environment and conflict with other social values.’
    • ‘He is a wild, impulsive boy, heedless to thought and temper.’
    • ‘Allow taxpayers to retain more of what they earn and those heedless sinners would only fill their homes with even more immoral gizmos.’
    unmindful of, taking no notice of, paying no heed to, careless of, disregardful of, regardless of, unheeding of, neglectful of, unconscious of, oblivious to, inattentive to, blind to, deaf to
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