Definition of mindlessly in US English:



  • 1Without justification and with no concern for the consequences.

    ‘they roam the streets mindlessly vandalizing our property’
    • ‘Yes, there is a crime problem, but mindlessly increasing penalties isn't the solution.’
    • ‘Since we always mindlessly use taxpayer money to bail out every idiot who takes an expensive risk, let's get some money up front by selling them insurance first.’
    • ‘A young lad and his girlfriend were mindlessly attacked by a large group of grown men.’
    • ‘Whoever wants to mindlessly jettison the structures that have held peace does so at their peril.’
    • ‘You don't mindlessly shout down those who disagree with you as so many others do.’
    • ‘The area is being filled with debris from construction sites, thanks to the Building Authority's mindlessly permitting apartment and housing complexes.’
    • ‘This habit of mindlessly raging at others is reprehensible from the standpoint of courtesy and respect for others.’
    • ‘They aren't mindlessly violent, merely a bit dim.’
    • ‘During a game, he mindlessly shouted slurs at a fan.’
    • ‘The family is asking the federal court system to decide that the law—as mindlessly anti-child and anti-family as it anti-gay—is unconstitutional.’
    1. 1.1 Without thinking or using one's intelligence.
      ‘reporters have mindlessly repeated this obviously false story’
      ‘I just stare mindlessly into space’
      • ‘She turned around the corner only to collide with Dan, who was mindlessly walking to his room with a newspaper in hand.’
      • ‘I just couldn't see how she could sit there mindlessly, without ever trying to make intelligent conversation or even changing her facial expressions.’
      • ‘To challenge the player more, we'll not always allow the player to mindlessly click through every conversation option.’
      • ‘Others view practice as just a time to mindlessly exercise their fingers.’
      • ‘It's as if some god has decreed what the accepted wisdom must be, and all but a few dissidents happily and mindlessly repeat it.’
      • ‘Mueller glances mindlessly at his watch.’
      • ‘Keep a log of how much time gets spent mindlessly chatting online instead of doing something important.’
      • ‘Archival footage shows a handsome, shirtless man mindlessly opening and closing lockers in what looks like a mental hospital.’
      • ‘Smart guards in lobbies have been replaced by less-skilled employees who mindlessly check photo IDs.’
      • ‘I end up mindlessly walking around the office, probably annoying the hell out of my fellow employees.’