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

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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 More people seem to have had a genuine realisation about the devastating effects of our travel habits – namely, the impact of over-tourism, ‘thoughtless’ travel and the frequency of flying. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Those thoughtless acts of disrespect continue — more than once Nella is mistaken for Hazel-May. Oline H. Cogdill, sun-sentinel.com, 15 June 2021 And none of them are as thoughtless as Bradshaw often was. Ashley Lee Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune, 1 June 2021 What a thoughtless decision on Rahm’s part, to play without being vaccinated. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 7 June 2021 That sounds like manipulative, thoughtless behavior. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021 And none of them are as thoughtless as Bradshaw often was. Ashley Lee Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune, 1 June 2021 And none of them are as thoughtless as Bradshaw often was. Ashley Lee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2021 At one point, Randall says Kevin inflicted racial wounds on him that weren't intentional, but were thoughtless and willfully ignorant. Amanda Ostuni, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of thoughtless

1544, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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22 Jun 2021

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“Thoughtless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thoughtless. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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thoughtless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of thoughtless

: not showing concern for the needs or feelings of other people

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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