Definition of reckless
1 : marked by lack of proper caution : careless of consequences
2 : irresponsible reckless charges
Examples of reckless in a sentence
He is a wild and reckless young man.
He showed a reckless disregard for the safety of others.
He spends money with reckless abandon.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of reckless
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of reckless
RECKLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reckless for English Language Learners
: not showing proper concern about the possible bad results of your actions
RECKLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of reckless for Students
: showing lack of caution : engaging in wild careless behavior
Legal Definition of reckless
: characterized by the creation of a substantial and unjustifiable risk to the lives, safety, or rights of others and by a conscious and sometimes wanton and willful disregard for or indifference to that risk that is a gross deviation from the standard of care a reasonable person would exercise in like circumstances — see also involuntary manslaughter at manslaughter, reckless homicide at homicide, recklessness — compare careless
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