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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecklessreck‧less /ˈrekləs/ ●○○ adjective  CARELESSnot caring or worrying about the possible bad or dangerous results of your actions He was accused of causing death by reckless driving. a reckless disregard for safety He ran into the burning house with reckless abandon (=without caring about the danger).see thesaurus at carelessrecklessly adverbrecklessness noun [uncountable]
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recklessWe want our leaders to be tough, but not reckless.young men recklessly risking their lives in dangerous sportsThat is where we are: wild, reckless, and deeply in hock.a reckless disregard for human lifeHe admitted two offences of taking a car without consent, reckless driving and driving while disqualified.The driver of the car was arrested for reckless driving.An additional 28 persons were suspected of drunken or reckless driving.The same act could be both this form of manslaughter and reckless manslaughter.She would leave at the first opportunity, and never again would she listen to the reckless promptings of her heart.reckless spendingThe threats were dire enough to make the Republicans look reckless when they refused to budge.reckless drivingThey claim he should have faced a Crown Court judge for causing death by reckless driving.Jones still faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving and an infraction for running a red light.Clearly, the difference between reckless driving and careless driving is one of degree.McCausland was also sentenced to six months for reckless driving and for driving without insurance, the sentences to run concurrently.Pleading no contest to charges of improper handling of a firearm and reckless driving, Metcalf drew a suspended jail sentence.We are referring here to the offence of causing death by reckless driving, not to manslaughter.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrecklessreck‧less /ˈrekləs/ adjective not thinking or caring about the possible bad or dangerous results of your actions. In some cases someone’s actions may be illegal if a court decides they have been recklessHe was fined £80 for reckless driving.The firm’s failure to detect reckless trading led to a $450 million trading loss.
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