mindlessness :

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  • n  total lack of meaning or ideas
  • n  the trait of acting rashly and without prudence

  • A fully automated house continues to function with mechanical mindlessness long after its inhabitants have been incinerated in a nuclear holocaust.
  • He seethed at the mindlessness and the menace behind the Soviet regime's response to his music.
  • The Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco is not so much a neighborhood as a state of mindlessness.

  • Tacita Dean in Times Online
    In one of the essays that appear in the catalogue, Tacita Dean argues that "it is wrong to relate Twombly's marks to doodling; they come from mindfulness rather than mindlessness".

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