Definition of mindless
1a : marked by a lack of mind or consciousness a mindless sleepb (1) : marked by or displaying no use of the powers of the intellect mindless violence (2) : requiring little attention or thought; especially : not intellectually challenging or stimulating mindless work a mindless movie
Examples of mindless in a Sentence
The article was a mindless piece of nonsense.
The movie has been criticized for its mindless violence.
a mindless waste of time
He seemed to be completely mindless of the danger he was facing.
She was mindless of her appearance.
Recent Examples of mindless from the Web
According to New York dermatologist Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, this mindless bad habit can transfer bacteria to your skin.
Honest debate, in Kennedy’s view, was an act of loyalty; mindless affirmation was not.
Sitting at a desk doing mindless tasks for eight hours is SO much like visiting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs for a two hour picnic.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of mindless
before 12th century
MINDLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mindless for English Language Learners
: having or showing no ability to think, feel, or respond
: showing no use of intelligence or thought : having no purpose
: requiring very little attention or thought
MINDLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of mindless for Students
: using or requiring little attention or thought mindless work
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