what is difference between heedless and reckless
heed + -less
- IPA(key): /ˈhiːdləs/
heedless (comparative more heedless, superlative most heedless)
- Unaware; without noticing; careless; inattentive.
- Antonym: heedful
- rechless, retchless (obsolete)
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”).
- IPA(key): /ˈɹɛkləs/
reckless (comparative recklesser or more reckless, superlative recklessest or most reckless)
- Careless or heedless; headstrong or rash.
- Indifferent to danger or the consequences.