Reckless - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrekləs|  American pronunciation of the word reckless
Brit.  |ˈrɛkləs|  British pronunciation of the word reckless


- marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences(syn: foolhardy, heady, rash)

became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans
a reckless driver

- characterized by careless unconcern(syn: heedless)

reckless squandering of public funds


He is a wild and reckless young man.

He showed a reckless disregard for the safety of others.

He spends money with reckless abandon.

It was reckless of them to go out alone at night.

He was accused of causing death by reckless driving.

He ran into the burning house with reckless abandon (=without caring about the danger).

became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans

The officers police the streets for reckless drivers.

She was cited for reckless driving.

He received a citation for reckless driving.

He led a reckless and abandoned life and died young.

...the explorers were driven by an almost reckless hardihood in the face of the unknown...

Turner was issued a traffic citation for reckless driving.

They drank and smoked with reckless abandon.

Don't be reckless or your plans may fall apart.

See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman