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2 definitions found
 for heedlessness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heedless \Heed"less\, a.
     Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless;
     unobservant.
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           O, negligent and heedless discipline!    --Shak.
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           The heedless lover does not know
           Whose eyes they are that wound him so.   --Waller.
     -- Heed"less*ly, adv. -- Heed"less*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  heedlessness
      n 1: a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
           [syn: inattentiveness, heedlessness] [ant:
           attentiveness, heed, paying attention, regard]
      2: the trait of acting rashly and without prudence [syn:
         heedlessness, mindlessness, rashness]
      3: the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
         [syn: unmindfulness, heedlessness, inadvertence,
         inadvertency] [ant: heedfulness, mindfulness]

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