Adjective "reckless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Heedless of danger or the consequences of one's actions; rash or impetuous.
  1. 'reckless driving'
  2. 'After all, the creditors should also pay the costs of their reckless credit decisions.'
  3. 'It has a reckless disregard for accuracy, coupled with breathtaking ignorance.'
  4. 'A police investigation blamed the driver of the minibus for reckless driving.'
  5. 'Villagers are donning fluorescent jackets and going out on patrol to help curb reckless driving.'
  6. 'He had been reckless to start a violent bust-up on the stairs when he had had too much alcohol, the court was told.'
  7. 'But critics fear more tragedies could occur unless reckless behaviour is tackled.'
  8. 'Manchester Crown Court was told the tragedy was caused by a momentary, reckless error of judgement.'
  9. 'Still I was a little bit worried that I had been reckless to accept hospitality from a complete stranger.'
  10. 'Boy racers face seeing their cars behind bars as part of a Maldon police crackdown on reckless driving.'
  11. 'They do not want to believe that he would wage a pointless war, that he is as reckless as he is.'


1. utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution; careless (usually followed by of): to be reckless of danger.

2. characterized by or proceeding from such carelessness: reckless extravagance.

More examples(as adjective)

"juries can be reckless in actions."

"stocks can be reckless at heights."

"places can be reckless with moneys."

"places can be reckless in strikes."

"people can be reckless to results."

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Old English reccelēas, from the Germanic base (meaning ‘care’) of reck.