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English definition of “reckless”

reckless

adjective     /ˈrek.ləs/
C2 doing something dangerous and not worrying about the risks and the possible results : He was found guilty of reckless driving .Doing things without fear or proper thought recklessly     /-li/ adverb Doing things without fear or proper thought recklessness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Doing things without fear or proper thought
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