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Synonyms for reckless
ˈrɛk lɪsreck·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolhardy, heady, rash, recklessadjective

    marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    rash, heady, wise, heedless, judicious, foolhardy, intoxicating

    Antonyms:
    timid, careful

  2. heedless, recklessadjective

    characterized by careless unconcern

    "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering of public funds"

    Synonyms:
    heady, heedless, foolhardy, unheeding, rash

    Antonyms:
    careful, timid

Editors Contribution

  1. aboandoned

    has been left

    it was bad enough that i abandoned her

    Submitted by riyajonalgadda on May 19, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. recklessadjective

    Synonyms:
    heedless, inconsiderate, unmindful, thoughtless, temerarious, rash, uncircumspect, incautious, hasty, foolhardy

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Reckless":

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4782regardless
#4991wise
#15603rash
#16926unconscious
#21679reckless
#24231irresponsible
#24888careless
#25698negligent
#26085ruthless
#30439frivolous
#30850carefree
#35057senseless
#40578intoxicating
#40826unscrupulous
#42813heady
#43057unwise
#43924judicious
#63892thoughtless
#66244inconsiderate
#82005imprudent
#93106foolhardy
#98935heedless
#99058unthinking
#219214injudicious
#235698improvident
#259662incautious

How to use reckless in a sentence?

  1. General Rodolfo Palomino:

    I appreciate that the relevant investigations are going ahead, as I requested, and I'm sure they will lead to the truth of false accusations that have been made against me in a reckless and sustained manner.

  2. Julie Wilson:

    Obviously, I don't have the exact words, but that Mr. Deters said to Mr. Mathews, 'If the defendant came to us with some possible plea, and it could be something like a reckless homicide, that we would consider it, and discuss it with the family,'.

  3. Mike Pence:

    Turkey must choose. Does it want to remain a critical partner of the most successful military alliance in the history of the world ? Or does it want to risk the security of that partnership by making reckless decisions that undermine our alliance ?

  4. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

    Peter Liang was indicted, prosecuted and subsequently convicted by a jury because his reckless actions caused an innocent man to lose his life, there is no evidence, however, that he intended to kill or injure Akai Gurley. When Mr. Liang went into that building that night, he did so as part of his job and to keep the people of Brooklyn and our city safe.

  5. Tom Fuentes:

    Do we want drones out of control that could land who knows here? We could have a child pick up the drone, pick up the gun, and accidentally kill themselves. I see the whole thing as reckless conduct.


Translations for reckless

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  • متهورArabic
  • temerari, temerària, imprudentCatalan, Valencian
  • bezstarostný, bezohledný, lehkomyslnýCzech
  • letsindig, skødesløs, ubetænksomDanish
  • waghalsig, rücksichtslos, verwegenGerman
  • απερίσκεπτοςGreek
  • malzorgemaEsperanto
  • temerario, imprudenteSpanish
  • huima, harkitsematon, holtiton, huimapäinen, yltiöpäinen, rämäpäinen, uhkarohkea, hurjapäinenFinnish
  • insouciant, irresponsable, téméraireFrench
  • meargánta, ráscánta, neamhchúramachIrish
  • comaScottish Gaelic
  • vakmerőHungarian
  • անշրջահայաց, անհոգ, անխոհեմ, թեթեւամիտ, անպատասխանատու, անփույթArmenian
  • sembrono, gegabahIndonesian
  • avventatoItalian
  • פזיזHebrew
  • 無謀, 無知Japanese
  • មិនប្រយ័ត្នប្រយែង, ដែលមិនប្រយ័ត្នKhmer
  • pokerenoa, tōtōāMāori
  • roekeloosDutch
  • lekkomyślnyPolish
  • imprudente, temerárioPortuguese
  • безрассудный, безумный, бесшабашный, легкомысленный, беспечный, безответственный, опрометчивыйRussian
  • lättsinnig, obetänksam, vårdslösSwedish
  • บ้าบิ่นThai
  • pervasız, kayıtsız, umursamaz, ihtiyatsız, korkusuzTurkish
  • لاپرواہUrdu
  • liều lĩnhVietnamese

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