Definition of “reckless” - English Dictionary

“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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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 your actions:

These punks have a reckless disregard for the law.
He pleaded innocent to reckless driving charges.
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 Business English

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recklessadjective

uk /ˈrekləs/ us

taking risks and not caring about the possible dangers:

They made increasingly reckless investments.
reckless borrowing/lending/spending The government wants to crack down on decades of reckless lending by banks to unprofitable companies.

(Definition of “reckless” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)