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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 ?
I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
Abridgment: miniature Absurd: stupid, unpolished Abuse: cheat, deceive Aculeate: stinging Adamant: loadstone Adust: scorched Advoutress: adulteress Affect: like, desire Antic: clown Appose: question Arietation: battering-ram Audit: revenue Avoidance: secret outlet Battle: battalion Bestow: settle in life Blanch: flatter, evade Brave: boastful Bravery: boast, ostentation Broke: deal in brokerage Broken: shine by comparison Broken music: part music Cabinet: secret Calendar: weather forecast Card: chart, map Care not to: are reckless Cast: plan Cat: cate, cake Charge and adventure: cost and risk
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.
Distracted at the idea of their vicinity, and reckless of the pain which I suffered, I heeded not the assurances of the islanders, that there were no boats at the beach, but starting to my feet endeavoured to gain the door.
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.
A reckless man is my aversion, and nothing should ever persuade me to meddle with the concerns of such a one.
Whether it was that Tashtego, that wild Indian, was so heedless and reckless as to let go for a moment his one-handed hold on the great cabled tackles suspending the head; or whether the place where he stood was so treacherous and oozy; or whether the Evil One himself would have it to fall out so, without stating his particular reasons; how it was exactly, there is no telling now; but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up --my God!
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.
Relying too much on the offensive weapons of their acute angles instead of the defensive organs of good sense and seasonable simulation, these reckless creatures too often neglect the prescribed construction of the women's apartments, or irritate their wives by ill-advised expressions out of doors, which they refuse immediately to retract.
But John had brought this new visitor to the door, and he walked in unbidden, as the words were uttered; giving to view the form and features, rough attire, and reckless air, of Hugh.