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reck·less

 (rĕk′lĭs)
adj.
Acting or done with a lack of care or caution; careless or irresponsible.

[Middle English reckeles, probably alteration (influenced by recken, to reck) of recheles, retcheles, from Old English rēcelēas; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

reck′less·ly adv.
reck′less·ness n.
Synonyms: reckless, rash1, foolhardy, temerarious
These adjectives mean given to or marked by unthinking boldness. Reckless suggests wild carelessness and disregard for consequences: "conceiving measures to protect the fur-bearing animals from reckless slaughter" (Gertrude Atherton).
Rash implies haste, impetuousness, and insufficient consideration: "Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash" (George S. Patton).
Foolhardy implies injudicious or imprudent boldness: a foolhardy attempt to wrest the gun from the mugger. Temerarious suggests reckless presumption: "this temerarious foeman who dared intervene between himself [the elephant] and his intended victim" (Edgar Rice Burroughs).

reckless

(ˈrɛklɪs)
adj
having or showing no regard for danger or consequences; heedless; rash: a reckless driver; a reckless attempt.
[Old English recceleās (see reck, -less); related to Middle Dutch roekeloos, Old High German ruahhalōs]
ˈrecklessly adv
ˈrecklessness n

reck•less

(ˈrɛk lɪs)

adj.
1. utterly unconcerned about consequences; rash; careless (sometimes fol. by of): reckless drivers; to be reckless of danger.
2. characterized by or proceeding from such carelessness: reckless extravagance.
[before 900; Middle English rekles, Old English reccelēas, c. German ruchlos]
reck′less•ly, adv.
reck′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reckless - 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"
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
2.reckless - characterized by careless unconcern; "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds"
careless - marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful; "careless about her clothes"; "forgotten by some careless person"; "a careless housekeeper"; "careless proofreading"; "it was a careless mistake"; "hurt by a careless remark"

reckless

reckless

adjective
Translations
طائِش، مُتَهَوِّر
bezohlednýbezstarostnýlehkomyslnýnedbalý
hasarderetubesindig
harkitsematonholtiton
kærulaus, glannalegur
pramuštgalviškaipramuštgalviškaspramuštgalviškumas
pārgalvīgs
ľahkovážnynedbajúci
nepremišljen
çok dikkatsiz

reckless

[ˈreklɪs] ADJ [person] (= rash) → temerario; (= wild) → descabellado; (= thoughtless) → imprudente; [speed] → peligroso; [statement] → inconsiderado
reckless drivingconducción f temeraria
he's a reckless driverconduce temerariamente

reckless

[ˈrɛkləs] adj [person, behaviour] (= careless) → imprudent(e) (= heedless of danger) → téméraire
with reckless abandon → avec téméritéreckless driver nconducteur/trice m/f imprudent(e)reckless driving nconduite f dangereuse

reckless

adj person, behaviourleichtsinnig; driver, drivingrücksichtslos; speedgefährlich; attemptgewagt; disregardleichtsinnig; reckless of the danger (liter)ungeacht der Gefahr (liter); with reckless abandonim selbstvergessenen Leichtsinn, mit risikofroher Hingabe

reckless

[ˈrɛklɪs] adj (driver, driving, speed) → spericolato/a; (disregard, pursuit) → incosciente; (action, decision) → avventato/a

reckless

(ˈrekləs) adjective
very careless; acting or done without any thought of the consequences. a reckless driver; reckless driving.
ˈrecklessly adverb
ˈrecklessness noun

reckless

a. descuidado-a, imprudente.
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And Laurie got up with a reckless laugh that grated on his grandfather's ear.
On the country roads after she had gotten out of sight of the houses she let the horses slow down to a walk and her wild, reckless mood passed.
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And allowing that, many, many years ago, in his early and reckless youth, he had committed some one wrong act,--or that, even now, the inevitable force of circumstances should occasionally make him do one questionable deed among a thousand praiseworthy, or, at least, blameless ones,--would you characterize the Judge by that one necessary deed, and that half-forgotten act, and let it overshadow the fair aspect of a lifetime?
It was, moreover, a separate and insulated event, to occur but once in her lifetime, and to meet which, therefore, reckless of economy, she might call up the vital strength that would have sufficed for many quiet years.
Now, while Macey, the mate, was standing up in his boat's bow, and with all the reckless energy of his tribe was venting his wild exclamations upon the whale, and essaying to get a fair chance for his poised lance, lo
There was no justice, there was no right, anywhere in it--it was only force, it was tyranny, the will and the power, reckless and unrestrained
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We followed the mule-road, a zigzag course, now to the right, now to the left, but always up, and always crowded and incommoded by going and coming files of reckless tourists who were never, in a single instance, tied together.
He was known to us all as being a most cruel wretch,--a common drunk- ard, who had, by his reckless mismanagement and profligate dissipation, already wasted a large por- tion of his father's property.