What is another word for heedlessness?

Synonyms for heedlessness
heed·less·ness

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term heedlessness.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heedlessness

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, default, disregard, disrespect, failure, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight, thoughtlessness

    Preposition:
    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inattentiveness, heedlessnessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    rashness, unmindfulness, inadvertency, inattentiveness, mindlessness, inadvertence

    Antonyms:
    heedfulness, mindfulness

  2. heedlessness, mindlessness, rashnessnoun

    the trait of acting rashly and without prudence

    Synonyms:
    inattentiveness, unmindfulness, foolhardiness, inanity, senselessness, pointlessness, recklessness, vacuity, inadvertence, inadvertency, mindlessness, rashness

    Antonyms:
    heedfulness, mindfulness

  3. unmindfulness, heedlessness, inadvertence, inadvertencynoun

    the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities

    Synonyms:
    inattentiveness, unmindfulness, inadvertence, oversight, inadvertency, mindlessness, rashness

    Antonyms:
    heedfulness, mindfulness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heedlessnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, thoughtlessness, inattention, inadvertence, neglect, oversight

How to pronounce heedlessness?

How to say heedlessness in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1538default
#2278failure
#7516slight
#10114oversight
#11158neglect
#12928negligence
#17829omission
#18414disregard
#25345indifference
#34727scorn
#36196disrespect
#57236carelessness
#75377inattention
#75706recklessness
#148277inanity
#168211slackness
#169361rashness
#175027inadvertence
#186100vacuity
#186849thoughtlessness
#210857pointlessness
#245809senselessness
#258319inattentiveness
#271402heedlessness
#286508mindlessness

Translations for heedlessness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • eas-ùmhlachdScottish Gaelic
  • disavvertenza, sventatezza, incuranza, disavvedutezza, sbadataggine, sventataggineItalian
  • indīligentia, neglegentia, temeritūdōLatin

Get even more translations for heedlessness »

Translation

Find a translation for the heedlessness synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"heedlessness." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/heedlessness>.

Discuss these heedlessness synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for heedlessness?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. maladaptive
    • B. genetic
    • C. hereditary
    • D. transmissible

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for heedlessness: