from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Thoughtless; inconsiderate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. thoughtless; inconsiderate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thoughtless; inconsiderate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not thinking; thoughtless.
  • Not capable of thinking: opposed to cogitant.


Latin incōgitāns, incōgitant- : in-, not; see in-1 + cōgitāns, present participle of cōgitāre, to think; see cogitate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin incogitans; pref. in- not + cogitans, present participle of cogitare to think. See cogitate. (Wiktionary)


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