1. marked by or paying little heed or attention (Freq. 4)

"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

Syn: ↑unheeding
Ant: ↑heedful
Similar to: ↑careless, ↑regardless, ↑deaf, ↑indifferent
Derivationally related forms: ↑heedlessness
Attrubites: ↑attentiveness, ↑heed, ↑regard, ↑paying attention
2. characterized by careless unconcern

"the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton


reckless squandering of public funds

Syn: ↑reckless
Similar to: ↑careless
Derivationally related forms: ↑recklessness (for: ↑reckless), ↑heedlessness

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