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Antonyms for recklessnessreck·less·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recklessness

    Rashness applies to the actual rushing into danger without counting the cost; temerity denotes the needless exposure of oneself to peril which is or might be clearly seen to be such. Rashness is used chiefly of bodily acts, temerity often of mental or social matters; there may be a noble rashness, but temerity is always used in a bad sense. We say it is amazing that one should have had the temerity to make a statement which could be readily proved a falsehood, or to make an unworthy proposal to one sure to resent it; in such use temerity is often closely allied to hardihood, audacity, or presumption. Venturesomeness dallies on the edge of danger and experiments with it; foolhardiness rushes in for want of sense, heedlessness for want of attention, rashness for want of reflection, recklessness from disregard of consequences. Audacity, in the sense here considered, denotes a dashing and somewhat reckless courage, in defiance of conventionalities, or of other men's opinions, or of what would be deemed probable consequences; as, the audacity of a successful financier. Compare EFFRONTERY.

    Antonyms:
    care, caution, circumspection, cowardice, hesitation, timidity, wariness

    Synonyms:
    audacity, foolhardiness, hardihood, hastiness, heedlessness, over-confidence, precipitancy, precipitation, presumption, rashness, temerity, venturesomeness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recklessness, foolhardiness, rashnessnoun

    the trait of giving little thought to danger

    Synonyms:
    rashness, heedlessness, mindlessness, foolhardiness

How to use recklessness in a sentence?

  1. Hatem Abdul Qader:

    What's happening today is a renewal of Israeli arrogance and recklessness, jerusalem is now a military base, sons of Jerusalem are now banned from entering the Old City.

  2. Albert Watkins:

    My clients didnt sit on their front stoop with guns. ... No firearms were on them at the time that they, were, as property owners standing in front of their home, it was not until they basically were in a position of seeing and observingviolence, recklessness, lawbreaking, and knowing that the police were not going to be doing anything.

  3. Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra:

    I am extremely upset given the number of people that were at this event, mixed ages, for the level of recklessness and violence that occurred here.

  4. Catherine Sharkey:

    They only give limited protections, so they never would protect against, for example, gross negligence or recklessness, one could argue that holding a large public gathering that will draw people together in a context in which they're not able to do social distancing or follow the directive of the CDC, et cetera. One could argue that is grossly negligent.

  5. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    Being brave is good. Recklessness sometimes occur when you dare too much. A wise person doesn't have to be brave all the time.

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