reckless
reck·less adj: characterized by the creation of a substantial and unjustifiable risk to the lives, safety, or rights of others and by a conscious and sometimes wanton and willful disregard for or indifference to that risk that is a gross deviation from the standard of care a reasonable person would exercise in like circumstances
a reckless state of mind may be inferred from conduct see also involuntary manslaughter at manslaughter; reckless homicide at homicide, recklessness compare careless
reck·less·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reckless
adj.
Without regard to the consequence of one’s actions; careless; indifferent.
n.
recklessness

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


reckless
Behavior that is so careless that it is considered an extreme departure from the care a reasonable person would exercise in similar circumstances.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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 a public place), explosives or heavy equipment.
   See also: careless, negligent, wet reckless

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • reckless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ without thought or care for the consequences of an action. DERIVATIVES recklessly adverb recklessness noun. ORIGIN Old English, from a base meaning «care» …   English terms dictionary

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