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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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recklessness, foolhardiness, rashnessnoun

    the trait of giving little thought to danger

    Synonyms:
    rashness, heedlessness, mindlessness, foolhardiness

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  1. Mohamed Lotfy:

    There is some recklessness in how they deal with these cases, they think that in the worst case it will go to appeal anyway, so they give defendants the harshest possible sentence knowing that later a retrial can be ordered.

  2. The Crown:

    Someone who has a penchant for recklessness, for escalatory foreign policies, to retain the capability to enrich, I believe would be an incredibly dangerous precedent to set.

  3. John Ortolano:

    Rep. Mosley’s recklessness, his demeanor and his utter disregard for the safety of the public represent the exact opposite of what the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police looks for in an elected official, potentially lethal speeding isn’t a joke. We will not stand with those who think it’s acceptable or funny to risk the lives of others while behind the wheel of a lethal weapon.

  4. Attorney Jay Kanzler:

    The entire story is preposterous and laughable, (The filmmaker) owes an apology to the store owner, the community of Ferguson, and the police officers who put their lives on the line because of his recklessness.

  5. 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.


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