Careful and Reckless


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Careful adjective – Having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble.
Usage example: careful drivers slow down on slick or icy roadways

Reckless is an antonym for careful in cautious topic.
Nearby Words: care, careless, carelessly, carefully, carefulness
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Reckless adjective – Having or showing a lack of concern for the consequences of one's actions.
Usage example: the reckless skiers were making everyone nervous by schussing down the mountainside at lightning speed

Careful is an antonym for reckless in topics: careless, deed.
Nearby Words: recklessness, recklessly
Antonyms for Reckless
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Things that words describes

manner careful manner reckless manner
approach careful approach reckless approach
use careful use reckless use
act careful act reckless act
Other nouns: plan, driving, driver, player, players.

Both words in one sentence

  • Manga / Haou Airen Reckless Gun Usage: Kurumi waves around a loaded pistol when Hakuron is teaching her to shoot, but Hakuron yells at her to be careful and takes the gun away.
  • Film / Dear Wendy Reckless Gun Usage: The Dandies are careful to avoid this at first, but eventually it happens.
  • Manga / Beet the Vandel Buster Beet as the reckless McCoy, Kissu as the more careful planner and Poala balances the two.
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