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reckless

adj. in both negligence and criminal cases, careless to the point of being heedless of the consequences ("grossly" negligent). Most commonly this refers to the traffic misdemeanor "reckless driving." It can also refer to use of firearms (shooting a gun in public place), explosives, or heavy equipment. (See: negligent, careless, wet reckless)

reckless

adjective careless, disregardful, foolhardy, foolish, hasty, heedless, impetuous, improvident, imprudent, impulsive, inattentive, incautious, incautus, inconsiderate, indifferent, indiscreet, injudicious, insensible, irrational, irresponsible, mindless, neglectful, neglegens, overconfident, overhasty, precipitate, temerous, thoughtless, unaware, uncircumspect, unconcerned, unmindful, unobservant, unthinking, unwary, unwatchful, unwise, wanton, wild, without caution, without prudence
Associated concepts: reckless abandon, reckless conduct, reckless disregard, reckless driving, reckless endangerrent, reckless indifference
See also: careless, heedless, hot-blooded, ill-advised, ill-judged, impolitic, improvident, imprudent, impulsive, injudicious, misadvised, negligent, precipitate, prodigal, profligate, profuse, remiss, thoughtless, unpolitic, wanton

reckless

having or showing gross negligence or conduct without any thought as to the consequences. In civil cases, as negligence itself is usually actionable, seeking recklessness is perhaps to over-egg the pudding. In criminal matters, negligence is seldom sufficient and intention is the norm. So reckless conduct is always difficult in criminal matters. That said most systems have found it a place, either as equiparating it to intention for some crimes or often as a separate crime a notch below the more serious offence.
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Police received information about the reckless driver from road users, then police informed all traffic patrols about the vehicle.
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Reckless, 43, tried to derail the party pow-wow in Birmingham by announcing he'd fight a by-election for Ukip at his Rochester and Strood seat.
UKIP's |Mark Reckless "And I have seen in my almost 40 years of coming to conferences, quite a lot with unhelpful headlines on the first day that have turned out to be very successful conferences, communicating our message to the country, and that's what we are going to succeed in doing at this one.
Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless announced his defection to chants of "Ukip, Ukip, Ukip" at the party's conference in Doncaster yesterday.
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