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heedlessness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heedless  \Heed"less\,  a. 
  Without  heed  or  care  inattentive;  careless;  thoughtless; 
  unobservant. 
 
  O,  negligent  and  heedless  discipline!  --Shak. 
 
  The  heedless  lover  does  not  know  Whose  eyes  they  are 
  that  wound  him  so  --Waller. 
  --  {Heed"less*ly},  adv  --  {Heed"less*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heedlessness 
  n  1:  a  lack  of  attentiveness  (as  to  children  or  helpless  people) 
  [syn:  {inattentiveness}]  [ant:  {attentiveness}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  acting  rashly  and  without  prudence  [syn:  {mindlessness}, 
  {rashness}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  forgetting  or  ignoring  your  responsibilities 
  [syn:  {unmindfulness},  {inadvertence},  {inadvertency}] 
  [ant:  {mindfulness},  {mindfulness}] 




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