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Reckless definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RECK'LESS, a. Careless; heedless; mindless.
I made the king reckless, as them diligent.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest" [syn: foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless]
2: characterized by careless unconcern; "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds" [syn: heedless, reckless]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: before 12th century 1. marked by lack of proper caution ; careless of consequences 2. irresponsible <reckless charges> Synonyms: see adventurous recklessly adverb recklessness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. disregarding the consequences or danger etc.; lacking caution; rash. Derivatives: recklessly adv. recklessness n. Etymology: OE recceleas (as RECK)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reckless Reck"less, a. [AS. reccele['a]s, r[=e]cele['a]s.] 1. Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent. --Chaucer. 2. Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless. It made the king as reckless as them diligent. --Sir P. Sidney. Syn: Heedless; careless; mindless; thoughtless; negligent; indifferent; regardless; unconcerned; inattentive; remiss; rash. -- Reck"less*ly, adv. -- Reck"less*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that someone is reckless, you mean that they act in a way which shows that they do not care about danger or the effect their behaviour will have on other people. He is charged with causing death by reckless driving. ADJ recklessly He was leaning recklessly out of the unshuttered window... ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj recklessness He felt a surge of recklessness...

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Careless, heedless, rash, thoughtless, negligent, indifferent, regardless, unconcerned, inattentive, remiss, mindness, inconsiderate, uncircumspect, headlong, indiscreet, incautious, giddy, imprudent, improvident, volatile, wild, flighty, unsteady, giddy-brained, hare-brained, foolhardy, over-venturesome.

Moby Thesaurus

accident-prone, adventuresome, agile, airy, apathetic, ataractic, audacious, blase, brash, breakneck, carefree, careless, casual, cursory, dangerous, daredevil, daring, dashing, degage, desperate, devil-may-care, disinterested, dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, double-quick, eagle-winged, easygoing, expeditious, express, fast, feckless, fleet, flippant, flying, foolhardy, foolish, forgetful, free and easy, furious, galloping, hair-trigger, harum-scarum, hasty, headlong, heedless, hopeless, hotheaded, hurried, hustling, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-contrived, ill-devised, ill-gauged, ill-judged, impatient, impetuous, impolitic, imprudent, impulsive, inadvisable, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, incurious, indifferent, indiscreet, inexcitable, inexpedient, injudicious, insensate, insouciant, irrational, irresponsible, lackadaisical, lazy, light of heel, light-footed, listless, lively, mad, madcap, mercurial, mindless, misadvised, misguided, myopic, negligent, nimble, nimble-footed, nonchalant, oblivious, offhand, overeager, overenthusiastic, overhasty, overzealous, perfunctory, pococurante, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, prompt, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought, rapid, rash, reasonless, regardless, respectless, running, senseless, shortsighted, slap-bang, slapdash, snappy, spanking, speedy, sudden, swift, tactless, temerarious, thoughtless, turned-off, unadvised, unanxious, unconcerned, unconsidered, undiplomatic, undiscerning, undiscriminating, unforeseeing, unheedful, unheeding, uninterested, unmindful, unprepared, unready, unreasonable, unreflecting, unreflective, unseeing, unsensible, unsolicitous, unsound, untactful, unthinking, unthoughtful, unwise, venturesome, venturous, wanton, wild, winged, witless


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