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Meaning of RECKLESS

Pronunciation:  'reklis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  marked by unthinking boldness; with 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 the World Trade Center"
  2. [adj]  characterized by careless unconcerned; "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds"
 

RECKLESS is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: bold, careless, foolhardy, heedless, rash
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Reck"less\, a. [AS. reccele['a]s, r[=e]cele['a]s.]
1. Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent.
   --Chaucer.

2. Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless.

         It made the king as reckless as them diligent. --Sir
                                               P. Sidney.

Syn: Heedless; careless; mindless; thoughtless; negligent;
     indifferent; regardless; unconcerned; inattentive;
     remiss; rash. -- {Reck"less*ly}, adv. --
     {Reck"less*ness}, n.

 

 

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