reckless

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛkləs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrɛklɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(reklis)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
reck•less /ˈrɛklɪs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. completely unconcerned about the consequences or results of one's actions;
    rash;
    careless:reckless drivers.
  2. characterized by or proceeding from such carelessness:reckless spending.
reck•less•ly, adv.: drove recklessly.
reck•less•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
reck•less  (reklis),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action;
    without caution;
    careless (usually fol. by of ):to be reckless of danger.
  2. characterized by or proceeding from such carelessness:reckless extravagance.
reckless•ly, adv. 
reckless•ness, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English rekles, Old English reccelēas careless (cognate with German ruchlos); see reck, -less
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged rash, heedless, incautious, negligent, imprudent.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged careful.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
reckless /ˈrɛklɪs/ adj
  1. having or showing no regard for danger or consequences; heedless; rash
Etymology: Old English recceleās (see reck, -less); related to Middle Dutch roekeloos, Old High German ruahhalōs

ˈrecklessly adv ˈrecklessness n
'reckless' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: his reckless pursuit of, a reckless disregard for [safety, authority], the reckless disregard of [others, society, laws], more...

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