Definitions for recklessˈrɛk lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

reck•lessˈrɛk 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.

Origin of reckless:

bef. 900; ME rekles, OE reccelēas, c. G ruchlos


Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless(adj)

    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"

  2. heedless, reckless(adj)

    characterized by careless unconcern

    "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reckless(adjective)ˈrɛk lɪs

    not careful or controlled

    reckless behavior/actions; a reckless young man; She spent her money recklessly.; the recklessness of his words


  1. reckless(Adjective)

    careless or heedless; headstrong or rash

  2. reckless(Adjective)

    indifferent to danger or the consequences

  3. Origin: From rekles, reckeles, from receleas, equivalent to . Cognate with roekeloos, ruchlos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reckless(adj)

    inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent

  2. Reckless(adj)

    rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless


  1. Reckless

    Reckless is the fourth studio album by the Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams. Co-produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain, it was one of Adams' most successful albums. Released on November 5, 1984 through A&M Records, the album was a huge international hit, selling over 5 million units in the United States alone. It was the first Canadian album to sell more than one million units within Canada. The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and reached high positions in charts worldwide. The album has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Six singles were released from the album: "Run to You", "Somebody", "Heaven", "Summer of '69", "One Night Love Affair", and "It's Only Love". All six singles made the top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, a feat that at the time had been accomplished previously only by Michael Jackson's Thriller. The album was ranked No. 49 on Kerrang!'s "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" and was named the #12 Greatest Canadian Album of All Time by Bob Mersereau in his book The Top 100 Canadian Albums. The album was recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, Canada. On December 12, 2009 the syndicated radio program In the Studio celebrated the 25th anniversary of the album.

Anagrams of reckless

  1. clerkess

Translations for reckless

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


very careless; acting or done without any thought of the consequences

a reckless driver; reckless driving.

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