un·​mind·​ful | \ ˌən-ˈmīn(d)-fəl How to pronounce unmindful (audio) \

Definition of unmindful

: not conscientiously aware, attentive, or heedful : inattentive, careless went shirtless, unmindful of the sun's punishing rays

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Examples of unmindful in a Sentence

unmindful of the consequences of such a rash decision
Recent Examples on the Web Its distribution has been at best unmindful to the sensitive epidemiological threat ignoring incarcerated people’s care poses; in many cases, government officials have been purposely punitive. Gabrielle A. Perry, refinery29.com, "Imprisoned People’s Lives Matter — But You Wouldn’t Know It From The COVID Vaccination Rollout," 18 Feb. 2021 Yet Trump is not unmindful of the power and impact of the Black vote. Stephen Kendrick, Fortune, "MLK was arrested before the 1960 election. Nixon and JFK’s reactions offer lessons for Trump and Biden," 31 Oct. 2020 No one in the Broward County community, including me, is unmindful of the tragedy that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "Broward Senator Perry Thurston responds to Stoneman Douglas dad’s claim he lied," 2 Nov. 2019 Like Michelangelo’s sculpture, David is casually confident of the godly perfection of his body and apparently unmindful of its effect on others. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "A Novel of Sex and Secrecy," 10 Oct. 2011

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First Known Use of unmindful

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmindful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmindful. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unmindful

: not aware of something that might be important

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