American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by or paying little heed; unmindful or thoughtless. See Synonyms at careless, impetuous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without heed; inattentive; careless; thoughtless; regardless; unobserving.
- Synonyms Remiss, etc. (see negligent); unmindful, inconsiderate, unobservant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless; unobservant.
- adj. characterized by careless unconcern
- adj. marked by or paying little heed or attention
- heed + -less (Wiktionary)
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“The financial crisis was not the result of a 'perfect storm' of unforeseeable economic events, but of blameworthy conduct, of what Franklin Roosevelt called 'heedless greed,' for which there has been too little accountability.”
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“Meshoppen, Pa., showed "heedless" disregard for the "huge risk" she created when she fired her rifle after sunset on Sept. 14, 2006.”
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