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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unheeding marked by or paying little heed or attention; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals","heedless of danger","heedless of the child's crying"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unheeding Not heeding; careless; negligent; heedless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unheeding heedless, careless
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In literature:

The new watch were not by any means the hardy and experienced soldiery, by whom rain and darkness are unheeded.
"Eugene Aram, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The great gates of the outer court were open as usual: I rode unheedingly through them, and was soon at the door of the hall.
"Devereux, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Kenelm, unheeding the look, placed the last chop on the boy's plate.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He forgot the fly, and a trout sailed him by unheeded.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Unheeding the hands that vied with each other, Hilda took the hood, and drew it partially over her brow.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Varney walked on with his new-found friends, unheeding for some moments their loose remarks and familiar banter.
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He seemed so intent in his own gaze as to be unheeding or unconscious of all else.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Both were silent long; the crowd passed them by unheedingly.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Once more the fugitive, I abandon the city that contains Henry's unheeded prison.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But for Falkland the scene had no interest or charm, and he turned with a careless and unheeding eye to his customary apartment.
"Falkland, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It was unheeded at first, not unrecognized.
"Out of the Fog" by C. K. Ober
The water bubbled over the pitcher unheeded.
"The Moorland Cottage" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The voice of Mr. Simmons accompanied the feast of color, insinuating but unheeded.
"Not Pretty, But Precious" by John Hay, et al.
My poor mother's entreaties were all unheeded by me, and I grew up in idleness and ignorance.
"Small Means and Great Ends" by Edited by Mrs. M. H. Adams
The time passed by unheeded, and when nine months, nine days and nine hours had passed, God sent them a son.
"Armenian Literature" by Anonymous
Nor passed the sight unheeded.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Ralph's pipe, however, went out unheeded in his fingers.
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
Fifteen thousand Romans fell that day in the fierce battle, during which even an earthquake passed unheeded.
"The Red Book of Heroes" by Leonora Blanche Lang
They may shrivel up and drop off unheeded.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
What she said fell again upon unheeding ears, but Rimrock knew it was harsh.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge

In poetry:

Her face was pale and her dark eyes pleading,
Her smile was wistful and gravely sweet;
She passed me by where I stood unheeding,
And dropped a violet at my feet.
"When Love Passed" by Leigh Gordon Giltner
A lily she that from its garden bed,
Into the golden sunshine glad and sweet
Lifts to far sapphire skies its radiant head,
Unheedful of the base weeds at its feet.
"To A. M. M." by Leigh Gordon Giltner
Folly great it is to brood
Over neither bad nor good,
Eyes and ears unheedful!
Ears and eyes, ah, open wide
For what may be heard or spied
Of the one thing needful!
"After Thomas Kempis" by George MacDonald
For all at last the cock will crow,
Who hear the warning voice, but go
Till thrice and more they have denied
The Man of Sorrows, crucified
And bleeding.
"Ultima Thule: The Sifting Of Peter" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Now seated round the tulip's ample bowl,
To jocund elves he doth his wiles betray;
In mirthful glee the hours unheeded roll,
Till dawn just peeps, then swift they hie away.
"Will-O'-Wisp" by Charlotte Dacre
Sweet is the sunny nook, to which my steps
Have brought me, hardly conscious where I roam'd
Unheeding where, — so lovely all around
The works of God, array'd in vernal smile!
"A Spring Sabbath Walk" by James Grahame

In news:

But the group's demand for a referendum has been unheeded.
Warning signs unheeded in Gulfstream G650 crash.
Warning Signs Unheeded in Gulfstream Jet Crash.
Warning signs unheeded in fatal Gulfstream jet crash.
Warning signs unheeded in business jet crash in New Mexico.
Federal aviation officials say warning signs from previous test flights went unheeded before the fiery crash of a business jet being tested in New Mexico, killing four employees of Georgia-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
ATLANTA—Federal aviation officials say warning signs from previous test flights went unheeded before the fiery crash of a business jet being tested in New Mexico, killing four employees of Georgia-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Why were Libya concerns unheeded — and by whom.
Call for "cool heads" in China-Japan island dispute goes unheeded .
In euro crisis, US lessons go unheeded .
Scientists' calls to warn Yosemite visitors of virus unheeded .
7/5 (Chatham) The multiple warnings issued this week about the danger of using illegal fireworks went unheeded in Chatham early this morning.
Ann Coulter's warning against Roberts went unheeded .
Erdogan Proving Right as Debt Ratings Go Unheeded : Turkey Credit.
Berkeley victim's call for help went unheeded .