What does mindless mean?

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ˈmaɪnd lɪsmind·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mindlessadjective

    lacking the thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being

    "the shrieking of the mindless wind"

  2. mindlessadjective

    requiring little mental effort

    "mindless tasks"

  3. unmindful, forgetful, mindlessadjective

    not mindful or attentive

    "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw

  4. asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless, vacuousadjective

    devoid of intelligence

  5. mindless, reasonless, senselessadjective

    not marked by the use of reason

    "mindless violence"; "reasonless hostility"; "a senseless act"


  1. mindlessadjective

    Showing a lack of forethought or sense.

  2. mindlessadjective

    Having no sensible meaning or purpose.

    An act of mindless violence.

  3. mindlessadjective


  4. mindlessadjective

    Overly repetitive and unchallenging.

  5. mindlessadjective

    Lacking a mind.

    Atheism alleges that mindless scientific forces control the universe.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mindlessadjective

    Etymology: from mind.

    Cursed Athens, mindless of thy worth,
    Forget now thy great deeds, when neighbour states,
    But for thy sword and fortune, trod upon them. William Shakespeare.

    As the strong eagle in the silent wood,
    Mindless of warlike rage, and hostile care,
    Plays round the rocky cliff, or crystal flood. Matthew Prior.

    Pronounce thee a gross lowt, a mindless slave,
    Or else a hovering temporizer. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    God first made angels bodiless, pure, minds;
    Then other things, which mindless bodies be:
    Last, he made man. Davies.


  1. mindless

    Mindless refers to an action or behavior carried out without thought, consideration, or care. It implies a lack of intellectual or rational thought, or being done mechanically or automatically. Additionally, it can also refer to someone or something lacking intelligence or good sense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mindlessadjective

    not indued with mind or intellectual powers; stupid; unthinking

  2. Mindlessadjective

    unmindful; inattentive; heedless; careless

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mindless in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mindless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of mindless in a Sentence

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.

  2. Michael Kimmelman:

    Hudson Yards glorifies a kind of surface spectacle — as if the peak ambitions of city life were consuming luxury goods and enjoying a smooth, seductive, mindless materialism.

  3. Dina Hackert:

    This verse had been written on my shoestring from the first day of the season, it wasn't a mindless quote, and frankly theology wasn't on my mind as a 21-year-old college athlete.

  4. Ocean Ramsey:

    They are not mindless man-eating machines, and they are not puppies, they are apex predators and need to be respected for that, we need them for their essential role in the marine environment, keeping ocean ecosystems healthy and in balance.

  5. Michael K. Hooker:

    What I'm concerned about is the people who don't dwell on the meaninglessness of their lives, or the meaningfulness of it-who just pursue mindless entertainment.

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