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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities; The trait of acting rashly and without prudence; A lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people).

Usage examples (35)
  • She’s not entirely careless about her physical well being, but the doughnuts represent a certain heedlessness in her desire to appease her appetites.
  • This is the true philosophy of most of what is called heedlessness in children, and for which, poor things, they receive so many harsh reprimands and so much punishment.
  • In a kind of heedlessness, for which I cannot blame myself enough, I have, I have no doubt, mentioned
  • But the inherited trait that shows more prominently is a kind of heedlessness, a stubborn belief that the Kennedys can live above the rules. for more
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