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  1. thoughtlessnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    thoughtfulness

  2. thoughtlessnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    thoughtfulness

  3. thoughtlessnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    thoughtfulness

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. thoughtlessness

    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, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slackness, slight

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

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  1. inconsideration, inconsiderateness, thoughtlessnessnoun

    the quality of failing to be considerate of others

    Synonyms:
    unthoughtfulness, inconsiderateness, inconsideration

    Antonyms:
    thoughtfulness, consideration, considerateness

  2. unthoughtfulness, thoughtlessnessnoun

    the trait of not thinking carefully before acting

    Synonyms:
    unthoughtfulness, inconsiderateness, inconsideration

    Antonyms:
    considerateness, thoughtfulness, consideration

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  1. thoughtlessnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    inattention, heedlessness, carelessness, absence of mind, inadvertence, neglect, oversight

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  1. List of paraphrases for "thoughtlessness":

    levity, lightness, folly

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How to use thoughtlessness in a sentence?

  1. Mike Richards:

    It is humbling to confront a terribly embarrassing moment of misjudgment, thoughtlessness, and insensitivity from nearly a decade ago, looking back now, there is no excuse, of course, for the comments I made on this podcast and I am deeply sorry.

  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.

  3. W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence:

    Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.

  4. James Harvey Robinson:

    American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good-will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.

  5. Mike Richards:

    It is humbling to confront a terribly embarrassing moment of misjudgment, thoughtlessness and insensitivity from nearly a decade ago, looking back now, there is no excuse, of course, for the comments I made on this podcast and I am deeply sorry.


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  • lehkomyslnost, bezohlednostCzech
  • irreflexiónSpanish
  • ajattelemattomuusFinnish
  • tapintatlanság, meggondolatlanság, vigyázatlanság, figyelmetlenségHungarian

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