Definition of Recklessness

1. Noun. The trait of giving little thought to danger.

Exact synonyms: Foolhardiness, Rashness
Generic synonyms: Thoughtlessness, Unthoughtfulness
Specialized synonyms: Adventurism, Brashness, Desperation
Derivative terms: Foolhardy, Rash, Reckless, Reckless



Definition of Recklessness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recklessness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Recklessness

recitement
recitements
reciter
reciters
recites
reciting
recits
reck
reckan
recked
reckful
reckfulness
recking
reckless
recklessly
recklessness (current term)
recklessnesses
reckling
recklings
reckmaster
reckon
reckon'd
reckon for
reckon on
reckon upon
reckon with
reckon without
reckoned
reckoned for
reckoned on

Literary usage of Recklessness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hunt's Merchants' Magazine by Freeman Hunt (1839)
"... LIFE recklessness of life has been said to be a characteristic of the American people—a bold assertion, ..."

2. King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain by Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthony Allaire (1881)
"Campbell and Shelby Renewing the Attach.—Lieutenant- Colonel Hambright Wounded.— Ferguson's Pride and recklessness—Attempting to Escape, ..."

3. King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain by Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthony Allaire, Isaac Shelby (1881)
"Ferguson's Pride and recklessness—Attempting to Escape, is Mortally Wounded.— Various Statements of Colonel Williams' Fall.—Furious Charge of Campbell's and ..."

4. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"Fur it is these who would most give way to recklessness, and bring both themselves and us into danger that was evident beforehand. ..."

5. Four Years in Secessia: Adventures Within and Beyond the Union Lines by Junius Henri Browne (1865)
"recklessness Engendered by our Situation.—Meeting with Dan Ellis, the Pilot, and his Party.—His Kindness and Generosity.—The Effect of Apple Brandy. ..."

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