heedlessness


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heed·less

 (hēd′lĭs)
adj.
Marked by or paying little heed; unmindful or thoughtless. See Synonyms at careless.

heed′less·ly adv.
heed′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heedlessness - a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
inattention - lack of attention
2.heedlessness - the trait of acting rashly and without prudenceheedlessness - the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
imprudence - a lack of caution in practical affairs
lightheadedness - a frivolous lack of prudence
3.heedlessness - the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilitiesheedlessness - the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
heedfulness, mindfulness - the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities

heedlessness

noun
A careless, often reckless disregard for consequences:
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Never, I ween, through any heedlessness of his nurse shall witchcraft hurt him nor yet the Undercutter (8): for I know a charm far stronger than the Woodcutter, and I know an excellent safeguard against woeful witchcraft.
Most of them, however, were prone to assimilate to the red man in their heedlessness of the future.
I allowed that their conduct was bad, but I urged him to take into consideration their heedlessness, their youth; then, too, the young men had only just been lunching together.
Vanity, extravagance, love of change, restlessness of temper, which must be doing something, good or bad; heedlessness as to the pleasure of his father and Mrs.
He replied in the most natural and self-complacent style imaginable, "that he had been among his cousins, who were very poor; they had been delighted to see him; still more delighted with his good fortune; they had taken him to their arms; admired his equipments; one had begged for this; another for that"--in fine, what with the poor devil's inherent heedlessness, and the real generosity of his disposition, his needy cousins had succeeded in stripping him of all his clothes and accoutrements, excepting the fig leaf with which he had returned to camp.
I've often had to scold her well for her heedlessness.
Her idea at first had been to get her niece as far away as possible from herself, and at the same time place her where her childish heedlessness would not destroy valuable furnishings.
It is but too true, that after leading you into danger by my heedlessness, I have not even the merit of guarding your pillows as should become a soldier.
He even tried to get up some emotion about that poor courier, who never got a chance to see anything, on account of my heedlessness.
Like many violent and implacable men, he allowed evils to grow under favour of his own heedlessness, till they pressed upon him with exasperating force, and then he turned round with fierce severity and became unrelentingly hard.
She would gain courage, however, from his own heedlessness.
Nevertheless, her song breathed joy, most of all, and she seemed to sing like a bird, from serenity and heedlessness.