Origin of reckless
Examples from the Web for reckless
In 2002, he was arrested for reckless driving after swerving his SUV off the highway.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It starts with a bright, trebly guitar, sets the beat, and finally spins into a kind of reckless abandon.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And The Prize Is Death, a cartoon by Albert Levering, attacks an epidemic of reckless driving.
Sensational and often reckless reports in the press threaten the fairness of a trial.
How could things in Ukraine have deteriorated to the point where Putin was now engaged in such a reckless act of aggression?
As for me, the remembrance of my fiancée this evening threw me into a reckless mood.A Witch of the Hills, v. 2-2|Florence Warden
Besides this, mainly with a view to putting a stop to their reckless use by boys and others, pistols were to be taxed 1l.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
Tartarin was reckless because of his faith in Providence, and escaped.God The Invisible King|Herbert George Wells
Mr. Waring, soon after his return home, began to lead a wild, reckless life.The Haunted Homestead|E. D. E. N. Southworth
She gave a reckless laugh and crossed her knees, looking at me under half-veiled lids, smooth and pure as a child's.The Maid-At-Arms|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for reckless
Word Origin for reckless
Word Origin and History for reckless
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.