AskDefine | Define heedlessness

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1 a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people) [syn: inattentiveness] [ant: attentiveness]
2 the trait of acting rashly and without prudence [syn: mindlessness, rashness]
3 the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities [syn: unmindfulness, inadvertence, inadvertency] [ant: mindfulness, mindfulness]

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  1. The state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness.


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