Dictionary Definition



1 the quality of failing to be considerate of others [syn: inconsideration, inconsiderateness] [ant: consideration, consideration]
2 the trait of not thinking carefully before acting [syn: unthoughtfulness] [ant: thoughtfulness]

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  1. disregard for other's feelings
  2. heedless disregard for the consequences of one's actions



disregard for other's feelings
  • Finnish: ajattelemattomuus
  • Hungarian: figyelmetlenség, tapintatlanság
heedless disregard for the consequences of one's actions
  • Finnish: ajattelemattomuus
  • Hungarian: meggondolatlanság, vigyázatlanság

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandon, absentmindedness, asininity, battiness, brainlessness, buffoonery, callowness, caprice, careless abandon, carelessness, casualness, childishness, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, cursoriness, daffiness, desipience, disregard, disregardfulness, distraction, easiness, eccentricity, empty-headedness, fatuity, fatuousness, fecklessness, flightiness, flippancy, folly, foolery, foolheadedness, foolishness, forgetfulness, frivolity, frivolousness, giddiness, goofiness, hastiness, heedlessness, idiocy, imbecility, immaturity, improvidence, imprudence, inability, inadeptness, inadequacy, inadvertence, inadvertency, inadvisability, inanity, inaptitude, inaptness, inattention, inattentiveness, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, incuriosity, indexterity, indifference, indiscreetness, indiscretion, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, inefficiency, ineptitude, ineptness, inexpedience, injudiciousness, inobservance, insanity, insouciance, irrationality, lack of foresight, lax stewardship, laziness, levity, lightmindedness, lunacy, madness, maladjustment, maladroitness, mediocrity, mercuriality, mindlessness, negligence, niaiserie, nonobservance, nugacity, nuttiness, oblivion, obliviousness, offhandedness, pedestrianism, perfunctoriness, pompousness, poor husbandry, puerility, queerness, reasonlessness, recklessness, regardlessness, rustiness, sappiness, screwiness, senselessness, shallowness, shiftlessness, silliness, skill-lessness, sprezzatura, stuffiness, stupidity, superficiality, tactlessness, thriftlessness, triflingness, triviality, unaccommodatingness, unalertness, unaptness, unawareness, uncleverness, unconsciousness, undeftness, undexterousness, undextrousness, unfitness, unfittedness, unheedfulness, unhelpfulness, unintelligence, unintentiveness, unmindfulness, unobligingness, unobservance, unpreparedness, unproficiency, unreadiness, unreason, unreasonableness, unschooledness, unsensibleness, unskillfulness, unsolicitousness, unsolicitude, unsoundness, unthinkingness, unthoughtfulness, untrainedness, unwariness, unwatchfulness, unwisdom, unwiseness, volatility, wackiness, weirdness, witlessness, zaniness, zanyism
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