unheeding

adjective

un·​heed·​ing ˌən-ˈhē-diŋ How to pronounce unheeding (audio)
: giving no attention : showing no awareness : not heeding
protests that have fallen on unheeding ears
She had gone on in her earnestness, unheeding of his question.Henry James
sometimes used as a participial verb with a direct object
… she flew to her husband, clung round his neck, and unheeding the presence of Varney, overwhelmed him with caresses …Sir Walter Scott
unheedingly adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unheeding was in 1770

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“Unheeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unheeding. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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