reckless


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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.
References in classic literature ?
Noel Vanstone to be one of the most reckless, desperate, and perverted women living; and any circumstances that estrange her from her sister are circumstances which I welcome, for her sister's sake.
I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
That is his power over you as long as he remains in England, and that would be his reckless course if you forsook him.
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.
she whispered, in the reckless agony of the moment.
The country is more or less familiar with the history of that garrison, particularly with the slaughter by the Sioux of a detachment of eighty-one men and officers--not one escaping--through disobedience of orders by its commander, the brave but reckless Captain Fetterman.
I believe he meant to protest against your reckless proceedings.
That they did not bury any of their dead, and the reckless slaughter they per- petrated, point also to an entire ignorance of the putrefactive process.
It was a singular and fantastic scene; suited to a region where everything is strange and peculiar:--These groups of trappers, and hunters, and Indians, with their wild costumes, and wilder countenances; their boisterous gayety, and reckless air; quaffing, and making merry round these sparkling fountains; while beside them lay their weep ons, ready to be snatched up for instant service.
For the fact that it was this said thirty-first cousin, Mr d'Urberville, who had fallen in love with her, a gentleman not altogether local, whose reputation as a reckless gallant and heartbreaker was beginning to spread beyond the immediate boundaries of Trantridge, lent Tess's supposed position, by its fearsomeness, a far higher fascination that it would have exercised if unhazardous.
Her face suddenly flushed with reckless and joyous resolution.
This same son, I imagine, is a man of expensive habits, no reckless spendthrift and no abandoned sensualist, but one who likes to have 'everything handsome about him,' and to go to a certain length in youthful indulgences, not so much to gratify his own tastes as to maintain his reputation as a man of fashion in the world, and a respectable fellow among his own lawless companions; while he is too selfish to consider how many comforts might be obtained for his fond mother and sisters with the money he thus wastes upon himself: as long as they can contrive to make a respectable appearance once a year, when they come to town, he gives himself little concern about their private stintings and struggles at home.