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  • n. The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being reckless or heedless; perverse or desperate rashness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of giving little thought to danger

Etymologies

From Middle English reklesnes, from Old English rēcelēasnes ("recklessness, carelessness, negligence"), equivalent to reckless +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

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