un·​mind·​ful ˌən-ˈmīn(d)-fəl How to pronounce unmindful (audio)
: not conscientiously aware, attentive, or heedful : inattentive, careless
went shirtless, unmindful of the sun's punishing rays

Examples of unmindful in a Sentence

unmindful of the consequences of such a rash decision
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmindful was in the 14th century

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“Unmindful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmindful. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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