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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

References in classic literature ?
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.
Furthermore, he comfortably sat in the Cabinet side-by-side with those who wore the mask of heedlessness and shamelessness after hundreds of miners were sacrificed to the greed for more money in Soma and Ermenek.
Iran doesn't accept any heedlessness that would lead to the revelation of classified information," Najafi said, addressing an IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on Thursday.
The photo essay "Trashing the Planet" is filled with graphic displays of the heedlessness with which people dispose of their garbage.
This veil of heedlessness is removed from his eyes in the month of Ramadan.
Erosion process is slowly turning them into ruins and it is feared they will stand wiped out from the map of Rawalpindi if heedlessness continues from government side.
and I, in the heedlessness (gharara) of my youth, gathered from all of this that which was proper and that which was improper (ma yajmulu wa-ma la yajmulu), and providence (qadar) concealed this within me for use in refuting heretics (mulhidun) and as a preparation for the study of theology (usul al-din).
This understanding by Heidegger in terms of which everydayness plays such a role, along with his inquiry about the meaning of existence guides him to a direction, while seeking an experience more authentic than existence will repeat the heedlessness of the rationalists to everydayness.
All the absurd anxiety and delight and heedlessness the boots carried.
Rather, since the Qur'an has most explicitly pardoned the universe and released it from execution and imprisonment, one on this path disregards the above, and dismissing beings from working on their own account and employing them on account of the All-Glorious Creator, and in the duty of manifesting the Most Beautiful Names and being mirrors to them, he considers them from the point of view of signifying something other than themselves; and being saved from absolute heedlessness, he enters the Divine presence permanently; he finds a way leading to the Almighty God in everything.
It came after a series of lengthy meetings and communications at various levels among the GCC countries all of which came to a deadlock in view of the obstinacy and heedlessness on the part of the State of Qatar.
Arrogance, ego and heedlessness along with the refusal to change at all attitude, are part of the Congress's DNA.
Syria is racked by a brutal war born of President Bashar Al Assad's obduracy and heedlessness of civilian life.
Though Guiraudie claims the film is about passion jusqu'au bout, Stranger can conversely be read as an allegory of concatenating death wishes or a castigatory tale about the mortal heedlessness of desire.
Such people have an aversion to misdeeds and sins, are grieved over the moments of heedlessness and are ready to bear the responsibility of adhering to the sound religion.