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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
1. 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

Translations

reckless

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

reckless

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

reckless

adj person, behaviourleichtsinnig; driver, drivingrucksichtslos; speedgefahrlich; 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.
References in classic literature ?
I believe he meant to protest against your reckless proceedings.
A reckless man is my aversion, and nothing should ever persuade me to meddle with the concerns of such a one.
If she said Yes, she would accept the hand of a man of worth and honor, who had been throughout his whole life devoted to her; and she would recover the comfort, the luxury, the social prosperity and position of which my father's reckless course of life had deprived her.