The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.
His recklessness repeatedly put him in danger.
Origin of recklessness
From Middle English reklesnes, from Old English rÄ“celÄ“asnes (“recklessness, carelessness, negligence"), equivalent to reckless +"Ž -ness.
Recklessness Sentence Examples
As an official and a man of non-Russian extraction he had to be extremely reticent, but to his intimate friends he condemned severely the ignorance and light-hearted recklessness of those around him.
The event justified his sombre previsions, but did not cure the recklessness of the so-called patriots.
He was the finest swordsman in the army, and possessed that daring recklessness which is the most useful quality of leadership against Asiatics.
Cleitarchus, who can scarcely have visited the place himself, with his usual recklessness of statement, confounded the tombs behind the palaces with those of Nakshi Rustam; indeed he appears to imagine that all the royal sepulchres were at the same place.