English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'reckless'

(adjective) 
Definition
having no regard for danger or consequences
He is charged with causing death by reckless driving.
Synonyms
careless
She's careless about her personal hygiene.
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wild
I was just a kid and full of wild ideas.
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rash
Don't do anything rash until the feelings subside.
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irresponsible
It would be irresponsible to accept unrealistic targets.
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precipitate
I don't think we should make any precipitate decisions.
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hasty
Let's not be hasty.
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mindless
It was a mindless accident.
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negligent
The jury ruled that the Council had acted in a negligent manner.
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headlong
a headlong rush for the exit
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madcap
They flitted from one madcap scheme to another.
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ill-advised
She said his remarks had been ill-advised.
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foolhardy
He had to be restrained from foolhardy action.
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thoughtless
It was thoughtless of her to mention it.
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indiscreet
He is notoriously indiscreet about his private life.
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imprudent
an imprudent investment he made many years ago
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heedless
She scattered the letters about in her heedless haste.
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devil-may-care
his reckless, devil-may-care attitude to life
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inattentive
These children were more likely to be inattentive at school.
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incautious
In case you think I was incautious, take a look at the map.
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harebrained
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overventuresome
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of devil-may-care
Definition
happy-go-lucky
his reckless, devil-may-care attitude to life
in the sense of foolhardy
Definition
recklessly adventurous
He had to be restrained from foolhardy action.
in the sense of harum-scarum
Definition
reckless

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