reckless

Meaning(s)

1. act without caution, careless

Popularity

Medium

Professional

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Social

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reckless driving

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Reckless is an adjective used to describe behaviour which is dangerous or ignores probable risks. You could make a 'reckless decision' or be a 'reckless driver' for example. to be reckless means having disregard for safety or common sense or to do something dangerous without carefully considering the consequences. Can be used in social and professional contexts.

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  1. The man was found guilty of causing death by reckless driving. He was looking at his phone rather than concentrating on the road when the incident occurred.
  2. Paul was a talented player but was perhaps too brave for his own good at times. He was always injuring himself and others because he played so recklessly.

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  1. She has a lot of money, but it won't last long if she keeps spending it with such reckless abandon.
  2. Driving so fast on that road in bad conditions can only be described as reckless.

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