(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. thoughtless, heedless, careless, negligent, absent-[minded]; senseless, insane; blind, deaf, dumb. See inattention.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Careless]
Syn. inattentive, oblivious, neglectful; see careless 1 , indifferent 1 , rash .
2. [Stupid]
Syn. foolish, senseless, unintelligent; see stupid 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
brainless, stupid, witless, imbecilic, oblivious, unintelligent, asinine, idiotic, moronic, sophomoric, *bubble-headed.
ANT.: intelligent, brainy, brilliant
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Displaying a complete lack of forethought and good sense: brainless, fatuous, foolish, insensate, senseless, silly, unintelligent, weak-minded, witless. See ABILITY, PLANNED. 2. Lacking rational direction or purpose: meaningless, pointless, purposeless, senseless. Idiom: without rhyme or reason. See PURPOSE. 3. Showing no concern, attention, or regard: careless, forgetful, heedless, unconcerned, unheeding, unmindful, unobservant, unthinking. See CAREFUL.

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