Reckless Definition

Acting or done with a lack of care or caution; careless or irresponsible.
American Heritage
Careless; heedless.
Webster's New World
Not regarding consequences; headlong and irresponsible; rash.
Webster's New World

Origin of Reckless

  • From Middle English rekles, reckeles, from Old English rÄ“celÄ“as (“reckless, careless, negligent"), equivalent to reck +"Ž -less. Cognate with Dutch roekeloos (“reckless"), German ruchlos (“careless, notorious").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English reckeles from Old English rēcelēas reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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