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Synonyms 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.

    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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How to use recklessness in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Jillian Lauren:

    Prince Jefri's crazy, and decadent, at that time, it was attractive to me, Prince Jefri confidence and Prince Jefri charisma and Prince Jefri recklessness.

  4. 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.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Do I consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little, by which Wall Street’s greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? No, I don’t.

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