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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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If you don't know how to play, you better not attempt to do so at Reckless. But if you do, there's a white board to write your name on to wait for your turn.
'The court held that the Ombudsman did not commit grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction in dismissing the complaints for 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide filed against private respondents,' the SC said.
In a press briefing, SC spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka said the Court unanimously ruled that the Office of the Ombudsman committed no "grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction" in dismissing the complaints for 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide.
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"This was a reckless act and it's fortunate no one was injured."
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