Definition of heedlessness in US English:



  • See heedless

    • ‘They moved with a heedlessness and dreamlike courage towards the doom they had so assiduously courted.’
    • ‘Though lacking beauty in any strict sense of the word, her energy and heedlessness - a sort of helplessness born of irresponsibility - drew people to her.’
    • ‘But there's a heedlessness to the city's sense of its own fabled history.’
    • ‘It is impossible to achieve genuine distinction without a certain heedlessness of public opinion.’
    • ‘He has the loose-jointed movements of an athlete, and a brisk heedlessness as he crushes raw sugar into a splash of coffee.’