heedless vs reckless what difference

what is difference between heedless and reckless

English

Etymology

heed +‎ -less

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiːdləs/

Adjective

heedless (comparative more heedless, superlative most heedless)

  1. Unaware; without noticing; careless; inattentive.
    Antonym: heedful

Derived terms

  • heedlessly
  • heedlessness

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • rechless, retchless (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English rekles, reckeles, rekkeles, (also recheles), from Old English rēcelēas (reckless, careless, negligent), equivalent to reck +‎ -less. Cognate with West Frisian roekeleas (reckless), Dutch roekeloos (reckless), German Low German ruuklos (careless), German ruchlos (careless, notorious).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛkləs/

Adjective

reckless (comparative recklesser or more reckless, superlative recklessest or most reckless)

  1. Careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.
  2. Indifferent to danger or the consequences.

Antonyms

  • reckful

Derived terms

  • recklessness

Translations

Anagrams

  • clerkess

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