reckless

Definitions

  • THE RECKLESS ONE
    THE RECKLESS ONE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj reckless marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker","became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay","a reckless driver","a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest"
    • adj reckless characterized by careless unconcern "the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton","reckless squandering of public funds"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reckless Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent.
    • Reckless Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless. "It made the king as reckless as them diligent."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reckless Not recking; careless; heedless; inattentive: in a mild sense.
    • reckless Not recking of consequences; desperately heedless, as from folly, passion, or perversity; impetuously or rashly adventurous.
    • reckless Synonyms Enterprising, Rash, etc. (see adventurous), incautious, unwary, unconcerned, indifferent, thoughtless. See list under rash.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Reckless careless: heedless of consequences: rash
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Quotations

  • Desiderius Erasmus
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    “The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
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    “The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. recceleás, rēceleás,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. récan, from a root seen in Old High Ger. ruoh, care, Ger. ruchlos, regardless.

Usage

In literature:

But with the poetic taste of the Renascence Surrey inherited its wild and reckless energy.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
I believe he meant to protest against your reckless proceedings.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
But at last he had convinced him of the hopeless recklessness of denying him.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Mrs. Betty Randolph, a wealthy Southern lady, was run into, while riding in her carriage, by a reckless autoist.
"The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast" by Victor Appleton
How, in spite of his reckless disregard of life's serious side, she loved him.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
She flung herself from bough to bough with reckless haste and dropped to the ground all in one breathless instant.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
In a trice we were out in the hall, and plunging recklessly down the stairs.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
Out they leaped in twos and threes, reckless of the firelight.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
We know that he became famous where recklessness and daring were common.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
Sheridan and Fox heartily reprobated this recklessly vindictive language.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
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In poetry:

And after all—and after all,
Our passionate prayers, and sighs, and tears,
Is life a reckless carnival?
And are they lost, our golden years?
"Players" by Victor James Daley
'Twas in vain for brave Edmund to kneel and to pray,
Or beg for a while to be heard;
For Anna was reckless of all he could say,
And steadily kept to her word.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
I know, if I knew, I should hold you dearer,
Should understand, if I understood,
For I worship more, as you draw me nearer,
Your reckless Evil, your perfect Good.
"Oh, Life, I Have Taken You For My Lover!" by Laurence Hope
You leaves, more richly and more recklessly
Rustle your dresses, spill yourselves away,
And fill a past day's cup of bitterness
Still higher with the anguish of today!
"Autumn" by Boris Pasternak
There, separate from him by a little span
Two eagle cousins, generous, reckless, free,
Two Grenfells, lie, and my boy is made man,
One with these elder knights of chivalry.
"The Last Salute" by Robert Nichols
The scarlet flower would spread and grow,
Your whiteness change and flush,
Be still, my reckless heart, beat slow,
'T is but a dream that stirs thee so!)
To one transparent blush.
"From Behind The Lattice" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Any time the kids are on an unusually reckless path, I tell them, "Remember COAF".
Former WNBA Star Wanted For Aggravated Assault , Criminal Damage To Property And Reckless Conduct.
The former University of Tennessee star is wanted for aggravated assault , criminal damage to property and reckless conduct.
Officer David Bisard faces seven felony counts including reckless homicide.
The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office appealed on Wednesday Dec 12, 2012, a criminal court judge's ruling tossing anti -paparazzi counts against a photographer charged with driving recklessly in pursuit of Bieber.
Prosecutors Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti -paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway earlier this year.
Prosecutors on Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti -paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway earlier this year.
Prosecutors Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti-paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway earlier this year.
Prosecutors on Wednesday appealed the dismissal of anti-paparazzi driving charges against a photographer accused of recklessly chasing Justin Bieber on a Los Angeles freeway earlier this year.
SEABROOK — A former town official convicted in March of a felony reckless conduct charge stemming from a gun incident in his home has appealed the court's ruling based on a lack of evidence.
Syria's apparent use of Scud missiles is "reckless," Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department told KCRA-TV the warrant issued Thursday is for reckless driving.
The warrant is for felony driving in a reckless manner, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that skiers assume the sport's ordinary risks and can only recover damages for collision injuries by proving the other skier was acting recklessly or intentionally.
Countrywide, BofA called reckless in run-up to crisis.
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In science:

We can think of coarsening as an attempt to estimate the projection of C (σ) by starting at σ and being somewhat reckless.
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Far from suggesting recklessly risky behavior as criterion i does, Bernoulli’s criterion iii can be criticized for being too cautious.
Menger 1934 revisited
Earlier this year, in reassuring defiance of all the reckless gossip about our book getting out of date, the first German translation appeared.
My Life with Fisher
Thus, when Weintraub’s program is unresponsive, fails to make any sense, or shows a reckless abandonment of linguistic normalcy, it, unlike its competitor programs, is operating as advertised.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
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