1. Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent.
2. Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless.
It made the king as reckless as them diligent. --Sir P. Sidney.
Syn: -- Heedless; careless; mindless; thoughtless; negligent; indifferent; regardless; unconcerned; inattentive; remiss; rash.
-- Reck*less*ly, adv. -- Reck*less*ness, n.
adj 1: marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for
danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to
seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest
and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless
driver"; "a rash attempt to climb the World Trade
Center" [syn: foolhardy, rash]
2: characterized by careless unconcerned; "the heedless
generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used
to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton; "reckless squandering
of public funds" [syn: heedless]