What does reckless mean?

Definitions for reckless
ˈrɛk lɪsreck·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolhardy, heady, rash, recklessadjective

    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, recklessadjective

    characterized by careless unconcern

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

Wiktionary

  1. recklessadjective

    careless or heedless; headstrong or rash

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

  2. recklessadjective

    indifferent to danger or the consequences

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recklessadjective

    inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent

  2. Recklessadjective

    rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckless in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reckless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of reckless in a Sentence

  1. Eugene Fidell:

    I think [ Trump ] was speaking with reckless indifference to the consequences of what President Trump was saying, as a citizen, I find Fox News deeply disturbing that anyone could blow off comments a candidate for the nation’s highest office makes on the basis that they are simply campaign rhetoric. We don’t have a more important exercise in our national civic life than presidential campaigns and to treat those as easy come, easy go in terms of significance of what people say is a very unfortunate development that should be resisted now.

  2. Dan Patterson:

    Missouri protects the right to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner, endangering other citizens, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously explained,' The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man... falsely shouting fire in a theater, causing a panic.'.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    We gather today under the dome of this temple of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take : The impeachment of the President of the United States, if we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the President's reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.

  4. Michael Bloomberg:

    We cannot afford four more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    True love shouldn't be heedless i.e. a true love ought not to be showing a reckless lack of care or attention. Note that.

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  • متهورArabic
  • temerària, temerari, imprudentCatalan, Valencian
  • bezstarostný, lehkomyslný, bezohlednýCzech
  • letsindig, ubetænksom, skødesløsDanish
  • waghalsig, rücksichtslos, verwegenGerman
  • απερίσκεπτοςGreek
  • temerario, imprudenteSpanish
  • harkitsematon, uhkarohkea, rämäpäinen, huimapäinen, holtiton, yltiöpäinen, huima, hurjapäinenFinnish
  • téméraire, insouciant, irresponsableFrench
  • ráscánta, neamhchúramach, meargántaIrish
  • comaScottish Gaelic
  • vakmerőHungarian
  • անպատասխանատու, անփույթ, թեթեւամիտ, անհոգ, անշրջահայաց, անխոհեմArmenian
  • sembrono, gegabahIndonesian
  • avventatoItalian
  • פזיזHebrew
  • 無知, 無謀Japanese
  • មិនប្រយ័ត្នប្រយែង, ដែលមិនប្រយ័ត្នKhmer
  • pokerenoa, tōtōāMāori
  • roekeloosDutch
  • lekkomyślnyPolish
  • temerário, imprudentePortuguese
  • беспечный, безумный, бесшабашный, безответственный, легкомысленный, опрометчивый, безрассудныйRussian
  • obetänksam, lättsinnig, vårdslösSwedish
  • บ้าบิ่นThai
  • pervasız, kayıtsız, umursamaz, korkusuz, ihtiyatsızTurkish
  • لاپرواہUrdu
  • liều lĩnhVietnamese

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