Share this entry

Share this page

reckless

División en sílabas: reck·less
Pronunciación: /ˈrekləs
 
/

Definición de reckless en inglés:

adjetivo

(Of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action: reckless driving
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A police investigation blamed the driver of the minibus for reckless driving.
  • Villagers are donning fluorescent jackets and going out on patrol to help curb reckless driving.
  • Boy racers face seeing their cars behind bars as part of a Maldon police crackdown on reckless driving.
Sinónimos

Origen

Old English reccelēas, from the Germanic base (meaning 'care') of reck.

Derivados

recklessly

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • Both have committed enormous sums of money - at times recklessly - in search of victory.
  • And six drivers in 10 said they regularly see other people driving aggressively or recklessly.
  • There are also other drivers who keep recklessly changing lanes, disregarding the safety of others.

recklessness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The naivety and irresponsible recklessness of this position is breathtaking.
  • The law should differentiate between wilful recklessness and ‘a moment of madness’.
  • It is a tragic waste of human potential that so many young people put themselves at risk on the roads and pay the ultimate price for their recklessness.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día jaunt
Pronunciación: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure