An example of behavior that would be described as reckless driving is driving 110 miles an hour down a highway with a speed limit of 55.
- careless; heedless
- not regarding consequences; headlong and irresponsible; rash
Origin of recklessMiddle English reckeles from Old English recceleas: see reck and -less
Origin of recklessMiddle English reckeles probably alteration ( influenced by recken to reck ) of recheles, retcheles from Old English rēcelēas ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative recklesser or more reckless, superlative recklessest or most reckless)