thoughtless

adjective thought·less \ -ləs \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of thoughtless

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

thoughtlessly

adverb

thoughtlessness

noun

Examples of thoughtless in a Sentence

  1. a selfish and thoughtless person

  2. always making thoughtless comments that hurt other people's feelings

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First Known Use of thoughtless

1544


THOUGHTLESS Defined for English Language Learners

thoughtless

adjective

Definition of thoughtless for English Language Learners

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


THOUGHTLESS Defined for Kids

thoughtless

adjective thought·less \ ˈthȯt-ləs \

Definition of thoughtless for Students

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

thoughtlessly

adverb

thoughtlessness

noun


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