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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Reck"less
  1. Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent.
  2. Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless."It made the king as reckless as them diligent." [Sir P. Sidney.]
    synonyms: Heedless; careless; mindless; thoughtless; negligent; indifferent; regardless; unconcerned; inattentive; remiss; rash.

Etymology: AS. recceleás rēceleás

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  1. Marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences ("became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans" and "a reckless driver")
  2. Characterized by careless unconcern ("reckless squandering of public funds")

From Middle English rekles, reckeles, rekkeles, (also recheles), from Old English rēcelēas (“reckless, careless, negligent”), equivalent to reck +‎ -less. Cognate with West Frisian roekeleas (“reckless”), Dutch roekeloos (“reckless”), German Low German ruuklos (“careless”), German ruchlos (“careless, notorious”).

Notable Persons Named Reckless

Reckless was born in 8 in Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States. Reckless is also known as Silver Wings; Reckless Youth; Carter and Tom;.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Reckless

Mark Reckless is a for Rochester, Strood, Member of Parliament, and forRochester. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to 2015. Mark was born on December 6th, 1970 in City of London, United Kingdom.


Hetty was given the name Amy Hester Boadley in 1776 in Salem, New Jersey. She left this life on January 28th, 1881.


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  • How unique is the name Reckless? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Reckless was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Reckless: Your name in reverse order is Sselkcer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eslesrkc. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Reckless born Jul 16, 1989

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1775. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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