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Synonyms for thoughtless
ˈθɔt lɪsthought·less

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. thoughtless

    As regards mental action, absorbed, abstracted, and preoccupied refer to the cause, absent or absent-minded to the effect. The man absorbed in one thing will appear absent in others. A preoccupied person may seem listless and thoughtless, but the really listless and thoughtless have not mental energy to be preoccupied. The absent-minded man is oblivious of ordinary matters, because his thoughts are elsewhere. One who is preoccupied is intensely busy in thought; one may be absent-minded either through intense concentration or simply through inattention, with fitful and aimless wandering of thought. Compare ABSTRACT.

    Synonyms:
    absent, absent-minded, absorbed, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, listless, negligent, oblivious, preoccupied

    Antonyms:
    alert, attentive, on hand, prompt, ready, thoughtful, wide-awake

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoughtlessadjective

    showing lack of careful thought

    "the debate turned into thoughtless bickering"

    Synonyms:
    uncaring, unthinking

    Antonyms:
    bemused, lost(p), pondering, considerate, cogitative, brooding, deliberative, meditative, deep in thought(p), well thought out(p), reflective, broody, musing, pensive, contemplative, preoccupied, ruminative, excogitative, thoughtful

  2. thoughtless, uncaring, unthinkingadjective

    without care or thought for others

    "the thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread; `Let them eat cake'"

    Synonyms:
    unthinking, lumpen, unaffectionate, detached, lumpish, uncaring, unthoughtful, unreflective

    Antonyms:
    deliberative, broody, ruminative, pondering, considerate, musing, well thought out(p), lost(p), meditative, pensive, thoughtful, reflective, cogitative, bemused, preoccupied, contemplative, excogitative, brooding, deep in thought(p)

Editors Contribution

  1. inconsiderate

    careless, thoughtless, heedless; displaying lack of consideration.

    it's inconsiderate of her to go away without telling us.

    Submitted by JP03 on June 30, 2015  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. thoughtlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    inconsiderate, careless, unmindful, remiss, rash, inadvertent, indiscreet, heedless, unreasoning

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6793absent
#12087detached
#13521absorbed
#16926unconscious
#18688mindless
#21394dizzy
#21679reckless
#24087indifferent
#25698negligent
#33501oblivious
#38916pretentious
#39346dazed
#40280preoccupied
#41382abstracted
#47599indiscriminate
#63892thoughtless
#69724inattentive
#81711listless
#83686uncaring
#98935heedless
#99058unthinking
#154115lumpen
#258357unreflective

How to use thoughtless in a sentence?

  1. Mayor Michael Nutter:

    We all know of the terrible, thoughtless, ignorant act that someone perpetrated in this city yesterday, we will, of course, at some point in time find the coward.

  2. William Blake:

    Little Fly, Thy summer's play My thoughtless hand Has brush'd away. Am I not A fly like thee? Or are thou not A man like me?

  3. Rod Serling:

    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices -- to be found in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own -- for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

  4. John Keats, Letter to James Rice, Feb 1820:

    I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives.

  5. Johann Kepler:

    I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.


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