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heedless

adjective uk   /ˈhiːd.ləs/ formal us  
not giving attention to a risk or possible difficulty: Heedless destruction of the rainforests is contributing to global warming. Journalists had insisted on getting to the front line of the battle, heedless of the risks.
heedlessly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “heedless”
in Chinese (Traditional) 掉以輕心的, 不注意的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 掉以轻心的, 不注意的…
(Definition of heedless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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