from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not paying attention

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not heedful; heedless; not cautious; inattentive; careless. Not marked by caution or consideration; rash; inconsiderate.


un- +‎ heedful (Wiktionary)


  • The wood floor and the garish wallpaper and the rain spots on the ceiling belonged to another era, one that was outside of time and unheedful of the demands of commerce.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • So -- so I don't think that the president is being disrespectful or unheedful to General McChrystal.

    CNN Transcript Sep 25, 2009

  • So I don't think that the president is being disrespectful or unheedful of General McChrystal.

    CNN Transcript Sep 25, 2009

  • Yet at last she called to mind how little patient of questions was her mistress, and that if she were unheedful she might come to raise an evil storm about her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • They all avoided each other, and, though surrounded by a multitude that no one could number, each wandered at random, unheedful of the rest, as if alone on a desert which no foot had trodden.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • In that small clearing, surrounded by the unheedful trees, a few feet from the bump, the rise where the Wee Shite had been standing when they ran into the trap.

    Boiling a Frog

  • And I think that's very important, because people with power -- and I include myself -- you give anybody a lot of power, and if they're not careful they will make arrogant decisions, unheedful of the most fundamental desire of people: to have life and liberty, and to enjoy the blessings of normal life.

    Excerpts Of Interview Of President Clinton By Peter Jennings

  • We must recognize the dangers inherent in a frenzied, unheedful push towards that would-be Golden Age or Utopia which supporters of mechanization and industrialization suggest is attainable.

    The Cultural Revolution

  • For once he felt unheedful of those in the other world.

    The Eternal Maiden

  • Leading a life of such stirring adventure that few days passed without some more or less serious mishap, reckless of life, unheedful alike of time and eternity, they made the smallest trifles and the biggest tragedies the subjects of chaff and badinage till the next diverting occurrence.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier


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