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1. recklessness

noun. ['ˈrɛkləsnəs'] the trait of giving little thought to danger.

Synonyms

  • brashness
  • desperation
  • foolhardiness
  • adventurism
  • unthoughtfulness
  • rashness

Antonyms

  • tactfulness
  • consideration
  • kindness
  • tastefulness

Etymology

  • reklesnes (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • receleasnes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Recklessness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word recklessness


1. Verb, base form
For some adolescents, more serious issues may lead to recklessness.

2. Adjective
By addressing recklessness early on, parents can help prevent their adolescent’s behavior from escalating.

3.
Noun, singular or mass
The loss of interest may be the result of the carelessness or
recklessness** that often accompany long-term marijuana use.

Quotes containing the word recklessness


1. I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.
- William Sloane Coffin Jr., Credo

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