thoughtless

adjective
thought·​less | \ ˈthȯt-ləs How to pronounce thoughtless (audio) \

Definition of thoughtless

1 : lacking concern for others : inconsiderate rude and thoughtless behavior a thoughtless remark
2a : insufficiently alert : careless
b : reckless, rash thoughtless actions
3 : devoid of thought : insensate

Other Words from thoughtless

thoughtlessly adverb
thoughtlessness noun

Examples of thoughtless in a Sentence

a selfish and thoughtless person always making thoughtless comments that hurt other people's feelings
Recent Examples on the Web Maybe Granny wants a break from her thoughtless progeny. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 But owning goods isn’t inherently negative, and naming our things is one way to pull away from more thoughtless consumption. Kathryn Hymes, The Atlantic, 14 Apr. 2022 But her letters and memoir don’t reveal a thoughtless or frivolous person. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 31 Mar. 2022 Just remember, leaving too early is thoughtless, staying too long positively imperial. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 No one ever stopped to think that this was boorish and thoughtless. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2022 There is an ugly tendency to dehumanize one another in thoughtless, mean-spirited ways. David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Feb. 2022 He’s thoughtless, snobby, self-centered, condescending, materialistic and does nothing for anyone unless there is something in it for him. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 21 Jan. 2022 He’s thoughtless, snobby, self-centered, condescending, materialistic and does nothing for anyone unless there is something in it for him. cleveland, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of thoughtless

1544, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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5 May 2022

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“Thoughtless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thoughtless. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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thoughtless

adjective
thought·​less | \ ˈthȯt-ləs How to pronounce thoughtless (audio) \

Kids Definition of thoughtless

1 : not considerate of others thoughtless behavior
2 : not careful and alert
3 : done without thinking thoughtless actions

Other Words from thoughtless

thoughtlessly adverb
thoughtlessness noun

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