Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
reckless

reck·less

reckless

 
 
pronunciation:
rek lihs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: completely heedless of dangers or consequences; rash.
The young man was a reckless driver, and she didn't want her daughter in the car with him.
synonyms:
brash, foolhardy, heedless, rash
antonyms:
cautious, prudent
similar words:
careless, daredevil, daring, harebrained, impetuous, imprudent, incautious, lunatic, madcap, nasty, negligent, precipitate, thoughtless, trigger-happy, unmindful, venturesome, wild
definition 2: marked by such heedlessness.
The mother's reckless behavior endangered the children.Investing his money in a get-rich-quick scheme was a reckless decision.Someday they'll pay for their reckless acts.
synonyms:
foolhardy, heedless, rash
antonyms:
prudent
similar words:
careless, devil-may-care, harebrained, hasty, ill-advised, ill-considered, impetuous, impolitic, imprudent, incautious, injudicious, madcap, precipitate, thoughtless, venturesome, wild
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: recklessly (adv.), recklessness (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  care, character, personality