Reckless

Definition - 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 ~ state of mind may be inferred from conduct>
see also involuntary manslaughter at manslaughter reckless homicide at homicide recklessness
compare careless



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