Definition of reckless in English:

reckless

Line breaks: reck|less
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛkləs
 
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adjective

Heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions; rash or impetuous: you mustn’t be so reckless reckless driving
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Derivatives

recklessly

adverb
More 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

noun
More 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.

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