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Synonyms for heedlessness

a careless, often reckless disregard for consequences

Synonyms for heedlessness

a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)

Related Words

the trait of acting rashly and without prudence

the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities

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And she would have made him deathless and unageing, had not well-girded Metaneira in her heedlessness kept watch by night from her sweet-smelling chamber and spied.
For now in your heedlessness you have wrought folly past healing; for -- be witness the oath of the gods, the relentless water of Styx -- I would have made your dear son deathless and unaging all his days and would have bestowed on him everlasting honour, but now he can in no way escape death and the fates.
The cordial, pleading tones which seemed to flow with generous heedlessness above all the facts which had filled Rosamond's mind as grounds of obstruction and hatred between her and this woman, came as soothingly as a warm stream over her shrinking fears.
Ancient poetry and mythology suggest, at least, that husbandry was once a sacred art; but it is pursued with irreverent haste and heedlessness by us, our object being to have large farms and large crops merely.
It being now Mr Quilp's cue to change the subject with all convenient expedition, lest Richard Swiveller in his heedlessness should reveal anything which it was inexpedient for the women to know, he proposed a game at four-handed cribbage, and partners being cut for, Mrs Quilp fell to Frederick Trent, and Dick himself to Quilp.
The Prince, who now realised what his heedlessness had done, cursed too late his spirit of curiosity.
And Agamemnon answered, "Sir, you may sometimes blame him justly, for he is often remiss and unwilling to exert himself--not indeed from sloth, nor yet heedlessness, but because he looks to me and expects me to take the lead.
This opinion soon gained ground, being most circulated by those who, by their own heedlessness, had caused the evil; and there was one irresistible burst of the common sentiment that an attempt should he made to punish the offenders.
Pickwick; 'but old men may come here through their own heedlessness and unsuspicion, and young men may be brought here by the selfishness of those they serve.
But, woe is me, I now comprehend what has made thee give so little heed to what thou owest to thyself; it must have been some freedom of mine, for I will not call it immodesty, as it did not proceed from any deliberate intention, but from some heedlessness such as women are guilty of through inadvertence when they think they have no occasion for reserve.
While you were despising him, he was deliberately demonstrating heedlessness as each of you does, all unaware, every day of your lives.
Her close friend Jess exudes confidence and has her pick of boyfriends, along with the heedlessness that tends to come from being born into a rich family.
I think that heedlessness comes from being a young man in a violent society, seeking some kind of recognition.
However RDA has now decided to initiate action at large scale against them due to heedlessness of the owners of these societies.
Abu 'Abdur-Rahmaan Al-'Amri said: "A sign of your heedlessness is to pass by a prohibition being committed and not attempt to stop it.