AskDefine | Define mindless

Dictionary Definition

mindless adj
1 lacking the thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being; "the shrieking of the mindless wind"
2 requiring little mental effort; "mindless tasks"
3 not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw [syn: unmindful, forgetful] [ant: mindful]
4 complacently or inanely foolish [syn: asinine, fatuous, inane, vacuous]
5 not marked by the use of reason; "mindless violence"; "reasonless hostility"; "a senseless act" [syn: reasonless, senseless]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Showing a lack of forethought or sense.
  2. Having no sensible meaning or purpose.
    An act of mindless violence.
  3. Heedless.
  4. In the context of "of a thing done": Overly repetitive and unchallenging.
  5. Lacking a mind.
    Atheism alleges that mindless scientific forces control the universe.


showing a lack of forethought or sense
having no sensible meaning or purpose
(of a thing done) overly repetitive and unchallenging
lacking a mind

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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