Definition of reckless
- reckless charges
He is a wild and reckless young man.
He showed a reckless disregard for the safety of others.
He spends money with reckless abandon.
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before 12th century
: not showing proper concern about the possible bad results of your actions
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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