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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).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.recklessly - in a reckless manner
Translations
بِتَهَوُّر
nedbale
hasarderet
kæruleysislega, glannalega
nedbanlivo
vratolomno
dikkatsizce

recklessly

[ˈreklɪslɪ] ADV (= rashly) → temerariamente; (= thoughtlessly) → imprudentemente
to drive recklesslyconducir temerariamente
to spend recklesslyderrochar dinero

recklessly

[ˈrɛkləsli] adv
(= with culpable carelessness) → imprudemment
(= heedlessly) → imprudemment
They were recklessly brave → Ils étaient courageux jusqu'à l'imprudence.

recklessly

adv behave, disregardleichtsinnig; driverücksichtslos; attemptgewagt

recklessly

[ˈrɛklɪslɪ] adv (drive) → in modo spericolato; (gamble, bet, plunge) → avventatamente

reckless

(ˈrekləs) adjective
very careless; acting or done without any thought of the consequences. a reckless driver; reckless driving.
ˈrecklessly adverb
ˈrecklessness noun
References in classic literature ?
She had promised to love him for better or worse, and then she, his wife, had reproached him with his poverty, after spending his earnings recklessly.
she maintained her bitter scepticism, and the curtain fell on her dancing recklessly with the others, after Armand had been sent away with his flower.
He had shown himself wild, dissipated, addicted to low pleasures, little short of ruffianly in his propensities, and recklessly expensive, with no other resources than the bounty of his uncle.
You must go to New Bedford to see a brilliant wedding; for, they say, they have reservoirs of oil in every house, and every night recklessly burn their lengths in spermaceti candles.
What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it; what cozzening, hidden lord and master, and cruel, remorseless emperor commands me; that against all natural lovings and longings, I so keep pushing, and crowding, and jamming myself on all the time; recklessly making me ready to do what in my own proper, natural heart, I durst not so much as dare?
He no longer drank cautiously, prudently, but imprudently and recklessly.
Hundreds of other girls have acted as recklessly as she has acted, and have not ended ill after all.
Apart from the personal discomfort of being so attended, and apart from such considerations of present danger as arose from one of the patriots being chronically drunk, and carrying his musket very recklessly, Charles Darnay did not allow the restraint that was laid upon him to awaken any serious fears in his breast; for, he reasoned with himself that it could have no reference to the merits of an individual case that was not yet stated, and of representations, confirmable by the prisoner in the Abbaye, that were not yet made.
All the longer to be free," cried Nicolete, recklessly.
When asked by the curious for testimony to his competence and respectability, he recklessly referred them to Fairholme, to Josephs, and in particular to Miss Wilson, who, he said, had known him from his earliest childhood.
I had inherited considerable wealth from my parents, and being young and foolish I at first squandered it recklessly upon every kind of pleasure, but presently, finding that riches speedily take to themselves wings if managed as badly as I was managing mine, and remembering also that to be old and poor is misery indeed, I began to bethink me of how I could make the best of what still remained to me.
I feel none, senora," said Don Quixote, "for I would go so far as to swear to your excellence that in all my life I never mounted a quieter beast, or a pleasanter paced one, than Clavileno; and I don't know what could have induced Malambruno to discard a steed so swift and so gentle, and burn it so recklessly as he did.