Mindless things are done without any care or thought. If the kid sitting next to you in class won't stop the mindless tapping of his pencil against his desk, you'll have a hard time focusing on your vocabulary quiz.

If something's careless or lacks reason, you can describe it as mindless, like the casual, mindless violence on a TV show. A mindless task is one that you can do without even thinking about it, like sweeping the sidewalk or stuffing fliers into envelopes. Mindless comes from the Old English myndleas, "foolish or senseless."

Definitions of mindless
  1. adjective
    devoid of intelligence
    synonyms: asinine, fatuous, inane, vacuous
    devoid of good sense or judgment
  2. adjective
    lacking the thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being
    “the shrieking of the mindless wind”
    meaningless, nonmeaningful
    having no meaning or direction or purpose
  3. adjective
    not marked by the use of reason
    mindless violence”
    synonyms: reasonless, senseless
    not reasonable; not showing good judgment
  4. adjective
    requiring little mental effort
    mindless tasks”
    not intellectual
  5. adjective
    not mindful or attentive
    synonyms: forgetful, unmindful
    amnesiac, amnesic
    suffering from a partial loss of memory
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    aware, mindful
    bearing in mind; attentive to
    careful, heedful
    cautiously attentive
    evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, resonant
    serving to bring to mind
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