adjective reck·less \ˈre-kləs\

: not showing proper concern about the possible bad results of your actions

Full Definition of RECKLESS

:  marked by lack of proper caution :  careless of consequences
:  irresponsible <reckless charges>
reck·less·ly adverb
reck·less·ness noun

Examples of RECKLESS

  1. He is a wild and reckless young man.
  2. He showed a reckless disregard for the safety of others.
  3. He spends money with reckless abandon.

First Known Use of RECKLESS

before 12th century

Rhymes with RECKLESS


Next Word in the Dictionary: reckless drivingPrevious Word in the Dictionary: reckanAll Words Near: reckless
May 27, 2015
riot act Hear it
a vigorous reprimand or warning
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears