Part of speech:
Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
Produced by or resulting from a sudden impulse
Requiring or characterized by boldness or daring; hazardous; risky:
One who performs dangerous stunts professionally
One who plays tricks or pranks.
(Obs.) Bringing quick results
A person who seeks to become rich, powerful, etc. by dubious schemes
Presumptuously forward; impudent:
(Informal) Foolish, wild, fantastic, etc.; not sensible
Easily excited, upset, etc.
The definition of reckless is something that is done foolishly, carelessly, or without thinking about the consequences.
Showing good sense; sensible
Capable of reasoning; rational:
Bold or daring in a foolish way; rash; reckless
Acting or done in a reckless or rash way; irresponsible
Acting with or marked by impulsiveness in thought or action; rash.
Hasty, careless, impetuous, etc.
Presumptuously or recklessly bold; rash or reckless:
Not considered; not taken into account
Thorough and painstaking in action or execution; conscientious:
Designed to be easily opened, separated, etc., as by tearing
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A person, esp. a man, engaged in swashbuckling
A person who is affected by lunacy; a mentally deranged person.
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