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heedless adj
1 marked by or paying little heed or attention; "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt; "heedless of danger"; "heedless of the child's crying" [syn: thoughtless, unheeding] [ant: heedful]
2 characterized by careless unconcerned; "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds" [syn: reckless]

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Etymology

From heed + -less.

Adjective

  1. unaware, without noticing
    Sing we joyous, all together, heedless of the wind and weather

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