What is the meaning of reckless?


  • Marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences.
    • usage: "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"
  • Characterized by careless unconcern.
    • usage: "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds"
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APAWordNet. (2010). reckless. Retrieved July 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/reckless/definitions/1182001
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "reckless" http://smartdefine.org/reckless/definitions/1182001 (accessed July 22, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, reckless, Smart Define, viewed 22 July, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/reckless/definitions/1182001>.
MLAWordNet. "reckless" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 July 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/reckless/definitions/1182001>
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