[rek-lis] /ˈrɛk lɪs/

utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution; careless (usually followed by of):
to be reckless of danger.
characterized by or proceeding from such carelessness:
reckless extravagance.
having or showing no regard for danger or consequences; heedless; rash: a reckless driver, a reckless attempt

Old English recceleaslice; see reckless + -ly (2).

Old English receleas “careless, thoughtless, heedless,” earlier reccileas, from *rece, recce “care, heed,” from reccan “to care” (see reck (v.)) + -less. The same affixed form is in German ruchlos, Dutch roekeloos “wicked.” Root verb reck (Old English reccan) is passing into obscurity.

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