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Behaving or acting impulsively or rashly; wild.
impulsive, reckless, or lively
an impulsive, reckless, or lively person
[C16: from mad + cap (in the figurative sense: head)]
1. recklessly impulsive; rash: madcap schemes.n.
2. a madcap person.
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|Noun||1.||madcap - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person|
tearaway - a reckless and impetuous person
|Adj.||1.||madcap - characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)|
incautious - lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"