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"reckless" in American English

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recklessadjective

 us   /ˈrek·ləs/
showing a ​lack of ​care about ​risks or ​danger, and ​acting without ​thinking about the ​results of ​youractions: These ​punks have a reckless ​disregard for the ​law. He ​pleadedinnocent to reckless ​drivingcharges.
recklessly
adverb  us   /ˈrek·ləs·li/
She ​spends her ​money recklessly.
recklessness
noun [U]  us   /ˈrek·ləs·nəs/
The ​accident was a ​result of recklessness.
(Definition of reckless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"reckless" in British English

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recklessadjective

uk   /ˈrek.ləs/  us   /ˈrek.ləs/
recklessly
adverb uk   /ˈrek.ləs.li/  us   /ˈrek.ləs.li/
She ​spends her ​money recklessly.
recklessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈrek.ləs.nəs/  us   /ˈrek.ləs.nəs/
The ​accident was a ​result of recklessness.
(Definition of reckless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reckless" in Business English

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recklessadjective

uk   us   /ˈrekləs/
taking ​risks and not caring about the possible dangers: They made ​increasingly reckless ​investments.reckless borrowing/lending/spending The ​governmentwants to crack down on decades of reckless ​lending by ​banks to ​unprofitablecompanies.
(Definition of reckless from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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