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Definitions for thoughtless
ˈθɔt lɪsthought·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoughtlessadjective

    showing lack of careful thought

    "the debate turned into thoughtless bickering"

  2. thoughtless, uncaring, unthinkingadjective

    without care or thought for others

    "the thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread; `Let them eat cake'"


  1. thoughtlessadjective

    Marked by or showing lack of due thought or care; careless.

  2. thoughtlessadjective

    Inconsiderate, inattentive.

  3. thoughtlessadjective

    Lacking thought or consideration.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thoughtlessadjective

    Etymology: from thought.

    It is something peculiarly shocking to see gray hairs without remorse for the past, and thoughtless of the future. John Rogers.

    His goodly fabrick fills the eye,
    And seems design’d for thoughtless majesty:
    Thoughtless as monarch oaks that shade the plain,
    And spread in solemn state supinely reign. Dryden.


  1. Thoughtless

    Thoughtless is a 1947 song by Doris Day with The Modernaires under the direction of George Siravo. The song was written by Carl G. Lampl, who wrote Sinatra's "Close to You", and Buddy Kaye. It was released on December 29, 1947 and went to #24 in the US charts. The lyrics begin "You are so thoughtless of me". Others to reach the lower reaches of the Billboard charts in 1948 were recordings by Gordon MacRae, The Buddy Kaye Quintet, Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (vocal by Don Rodney) and Vic Damone.


  1. thoughtless

    Thoughtless refers to the lack of consideration or attention towards others or towards the consequences of one's actions. It can imply carelessness, inconsiderateness, insensitivity or lack of forethought. It characterizes someone who does not think carefully before doing something, often leading to mistakes or possibly hurting others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thoughtlessadverb

    lacking thought; careless; inconsiderate; rash; as, a thoughtless person, or act

  2. Thoughtlessadverb

    giddy; gay; dissipated

  3. Thoughtlessadverb

    deficient in reasoning power; stupid; dull


  1. Thoughtless

    "Thoughtless" is a song written by American nu metal band Korn for their fifth studio album, Untouchables. "Thoughtless" was released as the album's second single sometime in July 2002. It is about Jonathan Davis' being assaulted and harassed in school and dreaming of seeking revenge on those who bully him. A music video was produced for this single, directed by the Hughes Brothers, known for their work with Korn's previous video, "Here to Stay". The plot of this video revolves around a young individual from high school who is picked on, beaten up, laughed at, and ridiculed with Korn performing inside the brain of the tormented boy. He seeks revenge throughout the video. The final scene shows him arriving at the school prom with an escort. He then vomits at those who had picked on him from across the auditorium, leaving them in disgust and humiliation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoughtless in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoughtless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of thoughtless in a Sentence

  1. Hannah More:

    Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    To address a judicious remark to a thoughtless man is a mere threshing of chaff.

  3. John Keats, Letter to James Rice, Feb 1820:

    I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives.

  4. Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie:

    We are still in the midst of a pandemic. It is the thoughtless attitude of people that will make this disease spike again.

  5. William Wordsworth:

    For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.

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